This month’s Kitchen of the Month features clients Melissa and Dennis Danaher’s new space. Dennis and Melissa’s original kitchen in this 1920’s era home featured a quaint but awkward built in seating area and walk in pantry. These were traded for abundant new countertop space and cabinet storage, more than tripling the amount of functional kitchen space. A new peninsula provides a spot for casual dining and hanging out with the cook.
A large new opening to the dining room provides more flow between the two spaces and allows for easy entertaining. The space features Melissa’s love of Old World materials such as dark cherry cabinetry, travertine tile and a custom plaster hood, giving the space a warm and cozy feel. A lovely new casement window, Shaw’s original farm sink and Rohl oil rubbed bronze faucet provide a dressed up focal point from the dining room. This project is a perfect example of how great design within an existing footprint of space can be transformative.