Collaborating with my design-savvy client, we created a stylish yet practical solution to functional problems in the existing kitchen. The space was dark, cramped, and disorganized. While making dinner, she ran back and forth through a two-way door to communicate with her children in the family room. Backpacks and homework spilled into the kitchen and lights were on regardless of the time of day.
To solve these issues, we opened up the wall between the kitchen and family room to improve communication and bring in more natural light. We created a mud room by adding walls near the back door. Raising the ceiling to its original height brightened the space and the new opening was trimmed to match all existing openings for a seamless design. Making dinner has a whole new outlook with a custom island that faces the family room and the warm southern sunlight. We finished it off embracing current trends with grey cabinets, marble counters with backsplash, brushed brass hardware and open shelving.