Traditional House built in 1920s – decorated in clean, contemporary look with modern fixtures, but maintains original details. House has brightly colored walls with white trim and oak wood floors. Main objective is to develop a new, more functional layout, of the kitchen. In addition, would like to maximize useable counter space as well as incorporate the refrigerator into the kitchen space (currently in back hallway).
- New kitchen layout that is more functional (maximize useable counter space) and incorporates a new counter depth refrigerator (currently in space outside kitchen)
- No change to existing oak hardwood floors
- Existing 30” stainless steel range will be re-used and should be located on an exterior wall; add a new 36” range hood
- Ideally retain space for 2 people to sit within the kitchen
- Would like to keep as much of exterior windows as possible, but flexible to change/alter/move
- Incorporate a mix of glass and solid doors for upper cabinets
- Built-in original buffet cabinet stays as is; its original wood countertop will be restored
- Kitchen cabinets to the ceiling to maximize storage
- There is a small pantry in hall outside kitchen that will remain
- Basement below is unfinished so relocating utilities is not a problem
- White cabinets; inset doors and drawers
- Please incorporate new lighting in design
- Prefer not to remove wall between kitchen and dining room, but might consider it if design is right
Selection Criteria is mainly going to be based on functionality of the design.