This month’s project spotlight is more than just a renovation! This kitchen will be featured on the Ardmore Kitchen Tour on Sunday (4/28)! If you’d like to take a visit and/or donate to this event (proceeds benefit the Ardmore Free Library) check out their website here!
Without further ado, welcome to April’s project spotlight! Our clients’ knew when they purchased their home that a kitchen renovation was in the future. The entire space was a mere 120 sq. ft. with a large breakfast bar that served as the “eat-in” portion of the kitchen. Limited storage and counter space made it difficult to store supplies and prepare meals for the family of 5. Finally, doors at the entrance to the kitchen closed off the floor plan and isolated anyone in room from the rest of the home.
Our goals for the renovation were to create a warm, open kitchen, with an updated look and space to gather. We also wanted to create an open flow to encourage movement between spaces.
To maximize square footage, we expanded the kitchen into the adjacent family room, which already served as additional dining space. To eliminate the walkway that cut between the original kitchen and family room the laundry room was extended, the garage door was relocated, and after installing storage cubbies and a bench, we created a new mudroom.
To address the problem of flow and isolation we removed the doors that separated the kitchen from the rest of the home and expanded the secondary entrance between the kitchen and living room.
Warm cherry cabinetry, gray wood look porcelain tile flooring, a subtle subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and Ice White polished granite counter tops all work together to create this welcoming mid-century modern kitchen. Brushed silver hardware and pendants provide a subtle modern detail in the space while accenting the stainless steel appliances for a cohesive look. The original kitchen space was compressed to make room for the new entry but acts as an updated prep space as well as houses the new drink refrigerator.
The central island acts as a gathering point for guests, a quick spot to grab a snack, as well as additional workspace. To further functionality, the island also houses a sink, two dishwashers, and provides additional storage. On the opposing wall, we covered the original fireplace with a new built-in pantry and refrigerator to create a seamless wall of storage.
The outcome of this renovation is a welcoming eat-in kitchen, brimming with storage and space, and an open floor plan that encourages foot traffic and guests to stop by and visit. To see more images of this renovation, visit us on Houzz!