Old town Alexandria home was getting ready to get a facelift to its kitchen. After 20 years putting up with the dark and short cabinets and dysfunctional traffic pattern and layout the owners were ready to roll up their sleeves and thorough this kitchen out the window.
The bulkheads were filled with plumbing and wiring. The Peninsula was a big obstacle of this kitchen. Owner wanted much more storage and the appliances locations were all over the place.
We have gotten rid a closet in the north wall move a soil stack to create space for the new paneled built in refrigerator, microwave/oven cabinet, panty and angular end cabinets. This act allowed more room on the walls of kitchen for added cabinetry and counter top.
The cook top was moved into west wall with a custom wood hood over it to give more work space to the middle Island.
Now that the bulkheads were out of the way, we had room for both taller cabinets and some glass front cabinetry (with inside lights) to display her prized china. A large crown molding along with big arches valances, Legs and corbels made this brushed stoke custom cabinetry to stand out above all.
The East wall was taken over by a big knee wall and a middle post that made the breakfast room too closed in and separated from adjacent family room. By the way of installing couple of structural beams we have opened up the space and dressed it up with big custom panel arch opening to replicating the front hall columns. Similarly the front door separating front hall to kitchen was taken off, widened and then had the same panel arch treatment done it. Now all the doorways of this Palace had a very classy yet sophisticated detailed molding showing them off.
A waster corner area now is the home to Hutch looking cabinetry with mullion doors and added storage space.
The middle Island not only improved the traffic flow but also dressed up this kitchen with its furniture look.
The expansion of hardwood flooring from front hall into the kitchen and beyond created a seamless transition to the entire first floor.
Use of this highly custom brushed stroke glazed cabinetry in a soft vanilla tone complimented the uniqueness of slab of granite. The light color tumbled marble backsplash made the glazing of this cabinetry stand out.
The transformation of this kitchen was so incredible that none of the friends and neighbors could have believed this was made out of the old kitchen.