A story bringing together both old and new. A project that perfectly resembles integrating a new minimalistic and modern kitchen into a 100-year old house.
Scope of work
The clients, John & Alice love to bake and cook. However, their existing kitchen was small, cramped, outdated, and wasn't the most functional for a couple that loved to cook meals at home.
The limitations of the existing layout meant that John & Alice had to walk around their counter and posts to get to their stove. In addition, limited counter space made cooking and cleaning difficult. Often times two people couldn't cook at once because they kept bumping into each other.
To make the new kitchen look like it had been there the whole time, the original oak flooring was matched and carried into the kitchen allowing the flow of the house to carry through.
We didn't use upper cabinets in this design because we wanted to showcase the brick accent wall. The storage lost from zero upper kitchen cabinets was more than made up in floor-to-ceiling pantry. This corner pantry accommodates the bulk of storage for food and dishes in the kitchen. The subtraction of the upper cabinets allows the Tom Dixon pendant lights to be boldly featured over the eating peninsula as seen in the render images below.
Layout: L-shape Type: Kitchen/Pantry
Cabinet Style: Flat-Panel Cabinet Finish: White
Counter Material: Engineered Quartz Backsplash Color: White
Backsplash Material: Stone Tile Appliances: Built-In Stainless Steel
Sink: Undermount Floor: Light Hardwood
We expanded the scope of work to include the seldom used den that was next to the kitchen. By combining these two spaces we would be able to solve the challenge of limited space and, in turn, give John & Alice a bigger kitchen.
Combining the kitchen with the den resulted in the loss of some key storage closets which we were able to overcome by adding floor-to-ceiling cabinets in the pantry area of the kitchen. This design feature gave John & Alice more than enough storage for their kitchen.
We wanted to use the beautiful detail of the original house to integrate the two spaces together. This meant that the archway and moulding detail between the dining and living room were to be perfectly mirrored between the dining room and the kitchen, right down to the hidden closets.