Project Location: Wheaton, IL
Design Challenge: A small island housing a large cooktop, a refrigerator that was cumbersome to access and outdated materials were some of the original features of the space. The goal was to use the existing footprint but to rework the space in a way that was more functional for their lifestyle.
Solution: We first eliminated the bay window and breakfast table from the equation, which made room for a larger island that is used for daily, casual meals. This change also allowed for a longer run of cabinetry and appliances along the main wall, a larger window over the sink, and makes the kitchen feel much more spacious. The refrigerator was relocated so that it was more convenient to the cooking area. The new incredible enclosed porch connected to the kitchen also has casual dining space for 6, along with a large seating area and fireplace.