| Norman Creek Kitchen- Before + After |
This project started with a 20 year old kitchen, which felt rather closed off in an open concept townhome. The main challenges of the project were-
Opening up the kitchen to the rest of the home while optimizing storage and countertop space (while removing a major wall)
A window in the kitchen (more on that below)
I’m sure the clients would appreciate me sharing this is the townhome when they first purchased it.. they do not in fact have a collection of roosters, faux foliage + painfully traditional furniture.
You’re likely wondering why we removed the window… it limited us (A LOT) with the design and symmetry of the kitchen. Especially since we lengthened the wall of cabinets to optimize storage and countertop space. The clients had to propose the removal of the window to the HOA board for approval. The request was approved + chattered about around the neighborhood afterwards. :) The removal of the wall allowed more light to shine in from the back of the home, and of course allowed the open concept the clients wanted.
In 3 short months the kitchen went from outdated 90’s builder grade to the clients timeless dream kitchen. The clients hosted their neighbors + HOA board members to show them their new kitchen, and share just why that window had to go.
| California Avenue Kitchen- Before + After |
1940’s charm meets “updated” + seriously un-functional. This kitchen previously had VERY little countertop and storage space, which is all too common in homes of this era. The appliances, countertops and flooring were updated (I suppose) but did not fit into the 1940’s charm of the rest of the home.
Goals for new kitchen- more countertop space + storage, paying homage to the vintage character of the home while modernizing. Gas range! Open up old doorway to create better flow. New flooring to be cohesive with rest of home.
This project is part of the #tchotchremodel series.
After photos taken by Francois Et Moi