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AMISSVILLE, VIRGINIA: SMALL COLONIAL KITCHEN RENOVATION

Back in the summer 2015, the homeowners of this home contacted me. To put it succinctly, they were "done" with their existing kitchen. The flow in and around this kitchen was horrendous:
1) the sink was located at the very end of the peninsula with landing space only on the left side.
2)a white side by side refrigerator stuck out on the end of a cabinet run--which did nothing to enhance the feel of the space.
3) although there was good effort on the part of the homeowner to enhance the existing space with red paint, the overall effect did little to improve the cohesiveness aesthetically.
4) the existing pantry was dark and dim with a door that opened into the hallways. Awkward.
When faced with a project like this, my first course of action is to examine all existing door ways into the kitchen. I ask simple questions: Can this entry/exist be relocated? If so where, and will this enhance the locations of kitchen functions and improve the flow?
In this instance, the answer was yes. The entry into the family room (area to the right of the non occupied blank red wall) could be moved RIGHT. By doing this, we were able to elongate the blank red wall to house a new counter depth refrigerator and a microwave in a base cabinet. We returned more cabinetry back into the family room wall, which acted as a second pantry.
Further, the wall which formerly housed the white refrigerator was now dedicated to the main/prep sink. This change allowed to create a unique focal point with plenty of counterspace on each side of the sink.
The last wall, now free of the peninsula, was committed to the cooking function, and also allowed for it owns unique and attractive focal point.
Access to and from the breakfast nook was free and clear for the homeowners.
We also incorporated a "barn door" over the pantry opening, and added additional recessed LED lighting in that area.
Cabinets were by Brubaker Kitchens, Sherwin Williams #6002 Essential Gray. Grays come in many hues-- It was important of course to select the right gray for this kitchen--we did not want it to be too "blue" or in the "purple" hue.
The wood floors were also refinished--sanded and stained in place.
Project Year: 2016
Project Cost: $75,001 - $100,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 20106
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