Kitchen Remodel for a Growing Family
As their three young children got older, the homeowners felt they were outgrowing their kitchen. In addition, they found the layout restrictive and especially did not like having the refrigerator located in a heavily trafficked area. They wanted their kitchen to be a place where friends and family could comfortably gather and enjoy.
The island was a crucial feature to the homeowners. We designed it with two levels so it can be used for work and dining. By angling the ends, we were able to gain the length to accommodate the family without it feeling too big. Lastly, we used a creamy “Brie” color on the island while the perimeter cabinets are in a deep, rich cherry in order to define and balance the space.
One of the challenges we encountered during design related to the ceiling of the proposed addition. The new attic above the kitchen would require an access panel that could have jeopardized the overall look. We used a tray ceiling which reduced the attic volume sufficiently and, as an added benefit, created visual interest to the space.
The new space is large enough to meet their family and entertaining needs and, with careful selection of finishes, it has the warm and cozy feel the homeowners desired.