The kitchen in this beautiful older home bore no resemblance to the rest of the house. The ceiling had been dropped and contemporary style laminate cabinets installed in a layout that was not functional. The lighting was poor and counterspace was minimal. We gutted the kitchen and reclaimed about 6 inches of ceiling height. We added a couple of small windows high on the new range wall to bring in some more light. The new addition has a vaulted ceiling with skylights at one end and a coffered ceiling with a greenhouse enclosure at the other. Radiant heat was installed under brick look and travertine tile.
The new kitchen has plenty of storage and workspace and the style suits the home. Flush inset cabinetry is perfect for older homes, and here we blended ivory painted raised panel cabinetry with a glaze accent and a darker stained cherry with a Bubinga flat center panel. Storage was customized for pet supplies, accessories for their Galley sink, special glassware and serving pieces. A pullout pantry system was created in a smaller entry space into the kitchen. A lower height baking prep area with a marble countertop was included in the design, and a table height seating area for two with a Bubinga top was added to the back of the island.