A Culinary Classic
Remodeled by Patricia Paulk Interiors, (678) 361-8107, www.patriciapaulkinteriors.com
When this homeowner purchased her 90-year-old bungalow, she could tell the kitchen had been remodeled over the years—but the job had been poorly done. The only pantry was a shelf in the awkwardly placed laundry room, and a narrow door and small window provided the kitchen’s only light.
The owner lived with these problems until she threw her first party and discovered the kitchen’s circulation was so bad that when the refrigerator door was ajar, guests could not even access the kitchen. It was times to make some changes.
The single door and window were removed, and large, French doors—which lead to the backyard—were installed. The laundry room was repositioned, freeing space for a refrigerator flanked by floor-to-ceiling, double pull-out pantry shelving. Next to the stackable washer and dryer, more pull-out shelving was added.
The cabinetry was built on site so the designer was able to completely customize the space with features such as built-in drawer cubbies for utensils, a wine rack and a platter holder for the owner’s plate collection. The glass-front cabinets display crystal and china, and the space where the refrigerator once stood now holds a garage for small appliances, a bar for liquor and wine, and three deep drawers for storage.