Kitchen Renovation in Historic Kenwood

Kitchen Renovation in Historic Kenwood

I must start by saying that this is one of…if not THE favorite project I’ve ever worked on in all my years designing kitchens. When I first met the owners of this adorable shotgun bungalow (they were also adorable btw), I noticed it had a very big problem…a very, very small kitchen. The space was so small, you had to go outside to change your mind, yet it had 4 standard size appliances. The fridge was covering one of the two pass thrus. Their sink was a utility sink meant for a laundry room. There was little counter space. It was not functional. As I examined the adjacent spaces, I began to get an idea. The dining room in front of the kitchen had lots of wasted space, and they said they only ate there sometimes. The sunken breezeway behind the kitchen was being used for storage, but had tons of light and French doors that opened onto their beautiful patio. I asked about the breezeway and they said, “We’re getting rid of a lot of that stuff, so you can incorporate that room into the kitchen if you want.” So then I asked them, “How would you feel about making that breezeway your new dining room? It’s perfect for entertaining, and it opens to the patio area (can you say, “al fresco dining”). That would allow me to take the wall down between the kitchen and dining room, and give you a much bigger, more open, more functional kitchen…and have seating along the back of the peninsula.” They also suggested opening up the entrance to the breezeway (which had a doorway and a pass thru window), so it would mirror the arched opening in the wall dividing the living room and dining room. They liked the ideas we tossed around, but needed to see the design, so I got to work…

After SheBuilds . . .

She’s Got A Plan . . .

Before SheBuilds . . .