The center wall was removed from a disjointed kitchen to accommodate an open layout with classic farmhouse details. The new kitchen easily mixes yesterday’s feel with today’s function.
Before the renovation, a wall three-quarters of the length of the room ran along a dropped beam that separated the kitchen into two distinct areas.
The work area of the existing space was more like a galley kitchen due to the inefficient floorplan.
During the renovation, the offending wall was removed and a flush beam installed to unite the two halves of the existing kitchen.
The combination of floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and the awkward floorplan hindered the flow of natural light.
Although no windows were added, an abundance of natural light flows freely through the unified space.
The existing dutch door was refurbished and re-installed in the new kitchen.
The removal of a tiny powder room further enlarged the space. It was formerly located along the blank back wall against the stairs.
Incorporating soapstone countertops, a roomy apron front sink, hardwood floors, new windows, and refurbished Dutch doors enhanced the home’s farm-style character.