This family owning an old home located in Northern Virginia had as a main focus to enlarge the kitchen and since they used it as the heart of their home; a better flow was much needed.
Our design team suggested use of couple of dead walls. The side hallway had couple of badly designed closets that we have brought into the kitchen lay out and made the hallway wider.
The old kitchen had bulkheads filled with major duct work serving second floor. we took all out and build a new bulkhead behind the kitchen wall in the Living and dining room now carrying the duct works, So the kitchen ceiling was opened up for move storage. The dining room entrance had to be loved down to allow better lay-out and placing the stove and corner cabinetry on eight side of it.
Fridge now is taking the space of the old closet, wrapped around with taller cabinetry. The sink was relocated on the opposite side to create more work space.
A long center island was implemented to offer more storage space; the circular end counter offers seating and creates a much better traffic flow.
Butler cabinetry on the right of the dining room entrance with lots of glass front cabinetry offers a lot more.
Clever use of lighting in various ways made the kitchen more inviting.
Plumbing and gas lines had to be moved around for the new appliances location. Now the work triangle exists.
The use of hardwood flooring created seamless connection of the entire first floor.
Lighter cabinetry with complimentary exotic stone counter top and a fabulous tumbled marble back splash is making this kitchen the one kitchen in neighborhood that owners are proud to show off.