These homeowners love to have fun remodeling their home. Ready for their third major project, it was time to tackle the kitchen. A substantial second floor addition, years before, started to transform the home into a Prairie-style gem. Now for the kitchen!
Originally the home had been a simple rambler: a one story, with flush doors and ranch trim – a basic 60’s suburban production-built home. They envisioned something completely different.
- Modifying this basic 60’s kitchen to meet the Prairie-style influence elsewhere in the home
- Limited space used for multiple functions: cooking, eating, storage, pet care
- Clutter must be contained
- Safer cooking areas for their newly adopted infant
- Easy care materials and surfaces – life was about to get busy!
The space is a simple galley, but re-configuring it was essential to better workflow. The work surfaces were collected into a long contiguous “L” that incorporates the cooktop and the sink. Cooking safety was improved in this arrangement with sufficient countertops flanking the cooktop (very important with a toddler about).
The adjacent dining space was a little narrow to encompass both seating and storage, so an efficient and clever built-in seating & storage solution met both needs. The bench top and shelves are reclaimed slab wood with a natural “live” edge treatment – giving just a touch of soft, organic elements the client loves.
“No grout to clean!”, the owners instructed very clearly. We had to design a backsplash solution that would give the simplest of care with the right amount of character. Stone was an option on the table, but ultimately not chosen. Back-painted glass offered an opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind focal point that we knew fit the client. This project was about making an extension of their family – and it needed to be unique!
- Back-painted glass backsplash
- Greenfield Cabinetry with custom color matching and mix of finishes
- Artisan-made live-edge plank seating and shelves in dining area