Bud Dietrich, AIA
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a not so big addition - the kitchen traditional-kitchen

a not so big addition - the kitchen

This kitchen remodel to a 1970's era neo-colonial included a small, 5' deep addition. This was all the space that was needed and was dictated by the existing tree that we didn't want to take down. The addition was cantilevered, eliminating any foundation work that would have affected that tree roots.

We sacrificed some wall cabinetry so the new exterior wall could be all windows. The homeowner enjoys cooking in her "tree house" now.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/4yaeoho to see more photos of this project including before shots.

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October 3, 2014
dajellybaby wrote:
Sizes of the windows above the kitchen bench? Thanks
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Bud Dietrich, AIA
If memory serves, about 42 inches tall and 36 inches wide. And it's a counter, not a bench. So the bottom of the windows are about 40 inches above the floor.
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January 6, 2014
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It's tough to estimate what this cost. The best answer is that it saved the homeowner about $25,000 as well as saved an old oak in the backyard. So well worth it.
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August 26, 2013
bubblyjock wrote:
Windows.... - Do they open (casements?)? We've got a 41" x 120" rough opening for a nice long kitchen window in a new addition to an old stone farmhouse, and I'm having difficulty figuring out the most attractive way to have lots of light, but balancing it with the traditional look required.
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I don't remember if all of them open. I've done windows like this a few times and, if memory serves, only the window at the cooktop isn't operable. Of course, with an electrical or induction cooktop I wouldn't hesitate to make them all operable. With a gas cooktop the concern was that a gust of wind could blow out the flame but the gas would stay on. Hope that helps and good luck!
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Using a cantilevered micro-addition is a great way to add just right amount of space to a kitchen. In this project, a 5' x 25' cantilevered addition provided the room needed for this kitchen to have an island.

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A cantilevered micro-addition of 5'x 25' enabled this kitchen to have an island.
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25' by 5' cantelivered microaddition to kitchen
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Using a cantilevered micro-addition is a great way to add just right amount of space to a kitchen. In this project, a 5' x 25' cantilevered addition provided the room needed for this kitchen to have an island.
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? Is this something that we could do?
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