Craftsman style kitchen

The homeowners of this100-year-old Colonial wanted to update their kitchen which was in desperate need of it. The existing cabinets did not fit with the style of the home, there was lack of storage space, no proper ventilation for the cooktop, not enough task lighting, etc. The room was very challenging with many unknowns which made the design process tedious. There was a jog in the wall that could not be removed, as well as doorways and windows which didn't allow for placement of cabinets. I presented them with a design that met all their requests and need’s, it created a great flow and provided them with plenty of functional storage. To accomplish this, I decided to close one of the windows that faced their neighbors home in order to house the gas range and provide proper ventilation. By doing so, It also created a nice focal point in the room. We added two new skylights to replace the window. We were fortunate to be able to remove the doorway and walls from the butler's pantry to open the space and allow for better flow, as well as more storage and work surface.

 

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Before

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I wanted the kitchen to compliment the beautiful craftsman style millwork found in the adjacent dining room and make it feel as if it was built in the same period of the home. We had the cabinet maker match the wood species, finish and door style of the existing millwork. The homeowner and I selected materials and fixtures, simple bronze hardware, crackled porcelain tile for the backsplash, quartz counters, a lovely blue color for the walls to break up all the brown tones and a 3 tier light fixture for above the table. All come together beautifully to complete the look of this craftsman style kitchen.

Step inside

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We decided to carry the oak wood floor into the space instead of tile for more consistency. However, the homeowner wished to have tile installed at the back door entry and laundry room for low maintenance. We selected a large porcelain hexagon tile that mimics the look of concrete. I wanted the transition between the wood and tile to have a unique look, so I decided to implement an idea I saw overseas. The builder was able to execute the look perfectly with the help of his flooring crew.

Now the homeowners love spending time in their new kitchen, cooking together and entertaining.

Progress

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