The more we use the kitchen, the more we appreciate how lovely and well designed it is. Many thanks to you!
The old kitchen was shabby, broken down and dark. It lacked a connection to the deck and garden. There was not enough work space for two cooks to work together.
Working with an architect to specify the structural supports, the walls between the kitchen and hall and sun porch were removed. The sun porch was enclosed, its floor was raised 8" to the kitchen height and its ceiling was raised to a peak. The new space is now light and airy with lots of windows to let the morning light in and give a good view of the backyard. The visual connection was also improved between the cooking and eating areas. There are now several prep and serving counters for multiple cooks. The light maple Shaker style cabinets are anchored by the green porcelain floor tiles and engineered stone countertop. The floating shelves provide bright pops of color, as do the mini tile accents in the field of white 3x6 backsplash tile.
General contractor: European Craftsman, LLC
Architect: Mark Bess, AIA