Kitchen - coastal galley kitchen idea in Boston with raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, concrete countertops and white backsplash

Concord Green Home

Beach Style Kitchen, Boston

2011 EcoHome Design Award Winner Key to the successful design were the homeowner priorities of family health, energy performance, and optimizing the walk-to-town construction site. To maintain health and air quality, the home features a fresh air ventilation system with energy recovery, a whole house HEPA filtration system, radiant & radiator heating distribution, and low/no VOC materials. The home’s energy performance focuses on passive heating/cooling techniques, natural daylighting, an improved building envelope, and efficient mechanical systems, collectively achieving overall energy performance of 50% better than code. To address the site opportunities, the home utilizes a footprint that maximizes southern exposure in the rear while still capturing the park view in the front. ZeroEnergy Design | Green Architecture & Mechanical Design www.ZeroEnergy.com Kauffman Tharp Design | Interior Design www.ktharpdesign.com Photos by Eric Roth
Kitchen - coastal galley kitchen idea in Boston with raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, concrete countertops and white backsplash - Houzz

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lesaheroldlesaherold wrote:August 31, 2011
  • Macago
    8 years ago
    What do you call the white 2x4's that run along the ceiling? Are those considered "rafters" or something else?
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    Lisa Tharp Design
    7 years ago
    Thanks for your question. The rafters are actually a bit larger than 2x4. I wanted the space to have more personality, so I asked Aedi Construction to apply rafters, as well as to plank the gable ends with vertical v-groove. I carried the planking onto the backsplash as well. When creating an all-white space, it is critically important to add texture. I have attached a BEFORE image to show how truly transformational these details are.
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