A Kitchen with Character
The homeowners were looking to expand and remodel the kitchen to include an enclosed porch while still maintaining a feeling of the home’s originality. The intent was to maintain a small dining area within the kitchen, but gain some daylight and extra space by opening up the wall to the porch. “Our client also hoped to gain more usable work surface as the original kitchen restricted the work area to a small corner between the stove and sink,” says Ron Conte, project manager at Renewal Construction Inc.
The design solution involved replacing the old built-in cupboard adjacent to the dining room door with a full wall that houses the refrigerator, a stacked front-loading washer/dryer and a small cabinet area. The island and opposite wall became parallel work areas for food prep, dish washing and cooking.
In addition, by opening up the wall to the porch, they were able to add a built-in custom-made bench and table for the dining area, freeing up floor space for an island. A faux-wainscot conceals cabinets and adds an authentic, old-fashioned look.
Floor: Ceramic Technics, www.ceramictechnics.com
Paint: Soft Tan by Duron, www.duron.com
Island countertop: Silestone, www.silestoneofatlanta.com
Backsplash: Modern beadboard tile by Walker Zanger, www.walkerzanger.com
Cabinets: Blackwell Custom Cabinets, (404) 248-9092
Faucet: Chrome by Dornbracht, www.dornbracht.com
Sink: Single bowl stainless steel by Kohler, www.kohler.com
Under cabinet lighting: Xenon light bars from W.A.C. Lighting, www.waclighting.com
Hardware: Stainless steel pulls by Doug Mockett & Company Inc., www.mockett.com
Refrigerator: Viking, www.vikingrange.com
Range and microwave: Dacor, www.dacor.com
Dishwasher: Asko Appliances, www.askousa.com
Washer and dryer (hidden): Whirlpool Appliances, www.whirlpool.com
Table: Custom made walnut wood by Renewal Construction Inc.