Alameda Kitchen Remodel transitional-kitchen

Alameda Kitchen Remodel

The new kitchen for this English-style 1920s Portland home was inspired by the classic English scullery—and Downton Abbey! A royal color scheme, British-made apron sink, and period pulls ground the project in history, while refined lines and modern functionality bring it up to the present.

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February 16, 2014
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Having a bi-level countertop serves multiple purposes. It is a way to demarcate the kitchen and separate it from the dining or other living areas. The raised bar top serves to screen out messy kitchen prep areas from the adjacent spaces, while still allowing the cook to be in easy dialogue with others. Also, it serves as a bar counter and additional countertop space. In essence, this feature is multipurpose and works well in a small space. The height of the raised element in my kitchens is 42". There are stools out there that work very well for this height.
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