the new kitchen design was geared towards maximizing storage and functionality. By combining the separated dining area, kitchen and living space we were able to create a generous feeling interior that let’s our client gather and entertain with ease. the wish was to use the massive island as a dining table that can fit counter height stools on three sides.
before we began this project, the home was divided into a tiny kitchen, an equally tiny dining room, and a living area.
the new layout allows for a dishwasher, a cast-iron sink, and four large drawer bases. we were able to include a floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinet and floating shelves to give the space an open feel.
this kitchen was a boxy space that felt disjointed and closed off from the rest of the home. due to budget constraints, the fridge and range locations couldn't be altered, but we ensured that functionality was not sacrificed.
we removed all the walls, and with the help of a large beam, combined all three spaces into one generous and light-flooded open area fit for entertaining. the island features white oak wood counters, while the perimeter is emphasized through white quartz.
now to the equally closed-off dining area. before, there was just enough space to sit; dark walls and small windows made this space feel oppressive.
the large concrete pendants over the island offer intimate and unique lighting. the backsplash, classic white subway tiles, was taken all the way to the ceiling and is repeated behind the island for durability and consistency.