Beautiful old bones, but this kitchen needed functional updates. All of the built ins added charm, and some functional storage, but this kitchen lacked the modern amenities that the homeowners yearned for. You can see hints of the style that the owners desire in some stainless steel appliances that they have added over the years. We took those in to account when budgeting and planning for the remodel.
The traffic flow and layout of the kitchen left a lot to be desired. With many a friend and family member wanting to hang out while the homeowners cook, we decided to open it all up when we presented the new floor plan.
The adjoining dining room was so shut off from the kitchen, that it was barely utilized. We could let so much good space go to waste! The plan is to combine the 2 spaces to make for a grand kitchen and entertaining space.
The breakfast eat in kitchen space always ended up as the home office, eating area, and conversation location. The issue was that the space was just not big enough to accommodate more than a few people at one time. Not wanting to turn a good group of people away from the kitchen hangout, we are planning on the new open concept to accomodate as many guests as they want. There were also many doorways and openings to the space. The new design will help the traffic flow more comfortably through the hall spaces.
Last, and certainly not least, we are taking in to account the need for asthetic upgrades. The tile counter had a vintage feel that was nostaligically pleasing, but the color, and the thick grouted spaces made it hard to clean. We will be upgrading that with a streamline modern counter top, and new backsplash. The cabinets were another feature in need of upgrading. Weathered and not very interesting, it is time for a new layout, style, and finish.
Stay tuned as we demolition the space, reconfigure the layout, and create a new space. Prepare for a kitchen that homeowners dream of.