Often a house just needs someone to recognize its potential. As was the case for the farmhouse of a former chicken farm in desperate need of rescuing. When the clients found the farmhouse it had been updated and added on to over the years, resulting in a warren of hallways connecting spaces, and creating odd dead-ends. Seeing the possibilities laying beyond its current state they took a chance on it.
After working with an architect to unravel the hallways and dead-ends the homeowners turned to me for help to realize their perfect kitchen. Their desire was to be respectful of the home’s origins but also for the space to be modern enough for a young family. After many discussions around likes and dislikes, needs vs. wants, and sharing of inspiration photos it was decided that a modern-traditional design would give them the look and feel they wanted yet remain respectful of the home’s origins.
The kitchen’s former layout presented many challenges; too many entry points, a non-existent work triangle, and insufficient lighting. The architect’s elimination of unnecessary entry points solved the kitchen’s problems by creating long uninterrupted walls for cabinetry and appliances, and creating a work triangle. Resulting in a beautiful, functional, and colorful kitchen.
The clients report that they are quite happy with their new kitchen and now spend much of their time gathered there cooking and baking with their kids and entertaining family and friends.
You can see more of this kitchen here.