Downtown St. Petersburg Town House

Downtown St. Petersburg Town House

I loved transforming this space. I knew the homeowner personally for many years, so I knew she loved cooking and entertaining. This chick can throw a party! I wanted to make it really awesome for her, because it was sort of a new beginning. The existing kitchen was what I would call a “builder’s special.” The cabinets were recessed panel oak, and the kitchen including all 4 standard appliances was contained in a very small “L” configuration. The sink windows and the French doors leading to the patio let in tons of natural light. During my first visit with her, we talked about possibilities. One was building a peninsula off the end of the sink run. This didn’t appeal to me because it blocked the flow to the patio. She also wanted to have a small table in the area in front of the French doors (where the builder had placed a chandelier). I didn’t like that either, because you would have to walk around it to get to the patio. We talked about an island with seating for 4, but keeping it inside the footprint of the existing “L” made it too tiny. Then I got the idea to expand the kitchen to the opposite wall nearest the patio and centering the island in the entire space, and the idea started taking shape. Pay attention to the walkways…the traffic flow makes total sense now…

After SheBuilds . . .

She’s Got A Plan . . .

Before SheBuilds . . .