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Project of the Month – A Timeless Transformation

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.

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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.

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BEFORE PICTURES

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Project of the Month – A Kitchen for a New Generation

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A new kitchen for a new generation.  This was the dream for the homeowners and their 1920’s era craftsman home where they have raised two boys and where she grew up.  The husband, also the family chef, was frustrated with the function of the dated appliances, and Gina wanted to find a way to open up the space to the rest of the house. 

To start, a major structural wall was removed and replaced by 2 beams and cherry wrapped support columns.  A large island, that also functions as a place for casual dining, takes center stage in the room.  A bank of taller cabinets at its end creates a visual separation as well as a place to hang out and talk to the cook without getting in the way.

The kitchen’s soft, transitional feel was accomplished with the use of cherry wood cabinets with shaker doors and leathered granite countertops.  Gray glass tile gives the room a serene feel, and large drum shades add an elegant touch to the space which is now open to the rest of the first floor.

See more of this beautiful transformation as well as some before shots below.

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BEFORE SHOTS

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