The kitchen had inadequate counter and storage space. The separate breakfast nook was cramped. The appliances were ancient. The refrigerator was in the hall by the back door.
An addition was built to bump out the breakfast nook 5' to bring it even with the back and side of the house. New maple cabinets line two sides of an "L". The range was relocated to the exterior wall that overlooks the neighbor's driveway. Windows were removed from that side of the house to provide space for wall cabinets and to provide privacy between the homeowner and their neighbors. The neighbors were so happy with the new plan they wrote a letter of support to the town for the variance application. The window overlooking the back garden was enlarged with a new energy efficient one. Other environmentally friendly design features include recycled denim insulation in the walls, a bamboo floor, energy saving LED undercabinet lighting, Energy Star appliances, and an antique table.
General contractor: European Craftsman, LLC
Architect: MBA Architects