Award-winning Arts & Crafts kitchen for a retired submarine commander's family

This family bought their 1930s Squirrel Hill home because they loved its Arts and Crafts style, in spite of a 1970s kitchen remodel that came with it.

EFFICIENCY & AESTHETICS
The husband, a retired submarine commander, wanted efficiency in their renewed kitchen; his wife wanted beautiful aesthetics too.

The new design features enhanced workspace for the cook, including a farmhouse sink relocated under an energy efficient window and a center island with a microwave/convection oven built in. Placing the refrigerator and coffee station on a separate wall left room for more counter space.

Part of a wall was removed to create a cozy breakfast nook off the kitchen. In addition a section of the entry hallway was narrowed slightly to allow space in the kitchen for a coffee bar and additional cabinetry. The hallway modifications also included adding an arch to reinforce the historic style, warming up the colors and adding recessed lighting.

The look is period with high-tech features, including the classic Bertazzoni stove with matching range hood, hand painted tiles, honed granite counters, quarter-sawn oak cabinets and patterned cork flooring.

The new color palate includes warm rich tones, with a strong green accent and two-tone walls. A wide variety of fine materials give the kitchen the luxurious feel of an updated Arts and Crafts style.

GREEN FEATURES
In the new breakfast area, additional wall thickness, insulation and energy efficient windows keep the space cozy year round. Extra insulation was added in the kitchen under the renewable cork flooring because of the garage below. Under-counter LED lights illuminate working surfaces as part of a sophisticated new lighting system. Existing tile in the hallway was cleaned and also warmed up by the new wall color scheme.

(this has won 3 awards)


general contractor: Regis McQuaide, Master Remodelers
designer: Junko Higashibeppu
photography: George Mendell
Arts & Crafts kitchen for a retired submarine commander's family
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general contractor: Regis McQuaide, Master Remodelers... designer: Junko Higashibeppu, Master Remodelers... photography: George Mendell
“cabinet right by fridge” — laurashuldberg
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general contractor: Regis McQuaide, Master Remodelers... designer: Junko Higashibeppu, Master Remodelers... photography: George Mendell
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general contractor: Regis McQuaide, Master Remodelers... designer: Junko Higashibeppu, Master Remodelers... photography: George Mendell
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Arts & Crafts kitchen for a retired submarine commander's family
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general contractor: Regis McQuaide, Master Remodelers... designer: Junko Higashibeppu, Master Remodelers... photography: George Mendell
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