This condo was originally closed off with walls everywhere. Nothing was inviting or light. The homeowners wanted an open kitchen-dining area to entertain family and friends.
Removing an original hearth room in the front of the house and removing all the walls between the kitchen, dining room and living room really opened up the space. Relocating the kitchen where the original hearth room was made more sense to the flow of the light and the now open spaces.
Challenges came with opening everything up, revealing a structural steel beam that needed to be camouflaged in the new design. A unified flow was created by taking the existing flooring and lacing in new flooring where walls were removed. The floors were newly sanded and finished with a warm color throughout. This let us create matching beams to hide the steel on the ceiling, covering the steel and adding a creative pop.
Keeping the kitchen a clean, bright white and defining the space with Wellborne Cabinetry colored in Willow for the banquet created a natural flow. Top Knobs cabinet hardware in mixed metals is the “jewelry” of the defined spacing.
A new Bosch dishwasher, GE Café Double Oven range, a counter depth GE Café Refrigerator and a Sharp Microwave Drawer all in stainless steel complimented the hardware touches on the cabinets and kitchen drawers. A clean and beautiful quartz top in Caesarstone’s Frosty Carrina finished the look.
Iron lantern lighting is a simple detail that doesn’t distract from the windows but adds interest and contrast to the overall look. Removing the glass from the lighting fixtures allowed the light to flow through, and not reflect. Touches of warm barn wood in the kitchen shelves, the bench and the custom dining room table softened the space and kept continuity to the overall open spaces.
This 642-square foot kitchen area is now functional, open, warm and welcoming in every way.