The large brick fireplace was not working and took up a lot of space. Goals included more light, a table for family meals and organization for phone, calendar & mail.
The fireplace was removed from both the kitchen and 2nd floor family room above. A French door and 3 windows were added, flooding the space with light and maximizing the garden view. The wall behind the sink was pushed out 12" to create a marble ledged bay and the windows were widened. Wall cabinets were kept to a minimum to enhance the airiness of the space. Custom solutions include locally built painted and glazed cabinets, maple countertop, farmhouse sink, open shelves with wrought iron brackets, pressed stainless steel backsplash, eco-friendly linoleum floor, and a "Command Center" hutch with decorative paint finish & pull-out recycling bin.