Open, Airy Kitchen and Dining Room Remodel
In desperate need of a new kitchen, my client thought she would have to use white cabinets because the space was so small and was worried she’d never have enough storage. By removing a half wall that existed between the eat-in kitchen and formal dining room, we created a spacious cooking and eating area that works well for both intimate breakfasts and dinner parties. Beautifully grained light wood cabinets are anchored by a dark hardwood floor, and a new pantry cabinet retrofitted so the top half is open from the side, allowed us to create a coffee bar close to the table. Other tight space solutions include a free-standing island that adds a chopping board and wine storage, clever chevron drawers in a corner cabinet and a banquette that comfortably seats eight—humans, that is. Food for feline friends is tucked below the banquette.
Photos by: Michael Jacob and Matt Hughes