Life happens in the kitchen - cook, eat, clean up, do homework, pay bills, watch tv, read the newspaper, talk, entertain. Older homes like this one had a room for each of these functions so the family was never together. We combined the old kitchen and dining room into this open plan that is kitchen, dining, living and study in one space.
Although they are serious cooks and were very particular about the work flow the clients did not want the space to feel like just a big kitchen. We designed a very efficient galley kitchen with a large prep and eating island that is easy to use. The refrigerator, dishwasher and hood are all concealed and the cabinets that extend the length of the space were made to look like built-in furniture. Larger windows, white counter tops and bleached ash floors and cabinets all make the space bright and fresh.