We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover and the same is true with our homes. This project is a contemporary respite wrapped inside a traditional brick home. The use of the different style tile in the same color maintains continuity while adding texture to the space. Adding high end appliances, like the induction cooktop (my favorite), make this kitchen a joy to use!
This mid-century home, built in 1952, was an irresistible investment opportunity that needed a little work. Since the kitchen is the showcase of the house, that is were the project started. Our goal in this renovation was to create a space that is open, bright, modern, and clean. In order to make this 14-by-11-foot space seem bigger we removed the wall between the kitchen and living space and rearranged everything in the room. To open the room, the refrigerator was switched with the stove to allow for more storage space. The under-counter microwave creates more counter space in the kitchen. An avonite countertop accented by yellow pendant lighting gives the space a warm feeling. A metal laminate countertop has the look of stainless steel and contributes to the contemporary look.
A galley kitchen can feel small and cramped. This kitchen started out closed off from the rest of the living space and outdated. We overhauled this kitchen to give it a more contemporary look to match the rest of the house and fit the needs of a professional couple with two young children. To give this space an open and airy feel we removed a wall between the kitchen and the den, raised the ceiling, replaced windows and added a new patio door with side lights. The new open space allows enough room to entertain. A bar area was added so the kids could do homework while their parents are in the kitchen.