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Smooth functionality was the priority for this remodel. Wiring, windows and poor structural supports were just a few of the things that needed to be replaced.
Once the kitchen had been brought up to code, Renewal Design-Build created a number of floor plans for the homeowner to consider, all of which allowed for casual dining, plenty of storage and a clear entry and exit to the yard. This particular layout has several activity zones designed to control traffic flow in the kitchen.
Cabinetry: custom, Timberland Cabinetry, painted in Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore; refrigerator: Jenn-Air Bottom Mount Refrigerator
The homeowner wanted the kitchen to have clearer access to the outdoors, so Renewal Design-Build added two new entries and exits. The team made sure that the doorways were separated from the main part of the kitchen to control traffic flow. A drop-off station for keys and other odds and ends keeps items from filtering into the kitchen.
Around the corner, shallow but wide pantries make the most out of limited space.
Initially, there were structural details with the soffits and ceiling height changes from the original addition that the team had to deal with. But by adding molding in different depths, they were able to create a beautiful focal point.
A ceiling bump-out for the sofa and a few feet of floor area for the dining table made a huge difference in the space's functionality.
"You don't always have to do big additions to get a great kitchen," says Heather Shuster, project development director at Renewal Design-Build. "Focused zones and smart storage can make a beautiful and functional space." The team only added a little square footage here (less than 12 square feet), but it made a huge difference in the layout and flow.
Chandelier: Almost Infinity Duet, Hubbardton Forge; sink: Franke; faucet: Grohe
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