Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
Kitchen 175 Gallery
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Kitchen 175 Gallery

Kitchen Remodeling
[PROBLEM]:

Owner of this Clifton (VA) production house were seeking a substantial upgrade in
both the functionality and aesthetics of the existing 14 x 22 kitchen as follows:
Dropped ceiling and narrow breakfast area make a restricted footprint seem even smaller;
Ceiling-flush bulkheading and the lack of useful cabinet storage causes
on-going clutter, inhibits working surfaces;
Original builder grade cabinets, surfaces, flooring add up to an interior
that is noticeably worn and dated;
Electric-powered L-shaped cooktop island is poorly positioned relative to
traffic requirements, and inadequate for the owner’s gourmet cooking needs
Island lacks wider surfaces required for both serving and in-kitchen dining;
The floorplan is inefficient: family room accessed through a
narrow door in bearing wall is too remote; compartmentalized rooms—rather than providing privacy—cause rear rooms to seem cramped; owner wants to create visual continuum via open floorplan;
owner is seeking convenient places for high-end appliances such as
espresso maker, 48” Viking fridge & chimney hood, to mention a few
Overall, owner wants to develop an ambiance with richer accents, detailing that connotes Italianate ‘renaissance’ interiors.
[SOLUTIONS]:
The challenge is to implement a series of focused “strategic” revisions within the existing footprint that will support new use requirements. These include:
open interior sight lines by removing obstructive bearing wall between kitchen and family room; shift loads to custom-designed Syrian archway supported by decorative chamfered pillars;
reroute plumbing concealed by dropped ceiling; removed dropped ceiling; raise room ceiling height by 1.5 feet with shift entire load to integrate beam
reroute ducting as needed to eliminate bulkheading
design and build L-shaped island accommodates that accommodates espresso machine; Kitchen Aid mixer mounted on electronic lifter built in to cabinets
create interior wall elevation for new cooktop with oven hood; relocated key appliances to improve work triangles
Place refrigerator & pantry on east wall & eliminating closet
[Install new cabinet system that provides 50% increase in storage capacity
Install overhead fan
Interior finishwork includes:
White and bluish grey marble floors in checkerboard pattern leading from entrance
[Burgundy/ Bordeaux Cherrywood cabinets
Volga blue granite surfaces
Pendant lights; recessed lights

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