1975 Rambler home in Springfield, Virginia with a rundown kitchen is best describing this project. Space was small and undesirable for their taste.
It was dark, old appliances, old vinyl floor, narrow paths, limited lighting and overall “ dated look” Design staff recommended to tear down the back wall , then add on about 5 ft addition to back of existing kitchen/breakfast area.
This will be both accomplish the added storage as well as better flow of traffic in kitchen that always been the biggest problem for this house.
We had removed the back door, and back patio , relocated the compressor, all utilities such as ( electrical meter, Fios and phone) to clear out the area for new built out.
The challenges have been trying to create a seamless connection both interior and exterior, given that the adjacent portion of the home was a split level.
With a heavy steel-I beam we were able to open up the back bearing wall of 24 ft wide and have a flush ceiling from inside view. From outside the corner of new addition and two story house tied as there meant to be together.
The sink and all plumbing where relocated to new back wall. The garage entrance door was relocated in order to allow stove and surrounding cabinetry be placed on the east wall. The back wall was not used properly; the dining room entrance and some duct work had to be relocated allowing taller elements such as refrigerator and much needed pantry taken the place of that space.
The flooring choice that was selected by designers where a wood faux finish tile complementing the maple cognac finish cabinetry . the glass & stone back splash made the counter top stand tall.
The bump out bay window allowed the clients to comfortably set up a large breakfast table as they never were able to do so in past.
She was thrilled with the how well the traffic flow work s and how much she has gained storage space. Now more than before she loves to spend time in her new kitchen & breakfast having her cup of coffee and enjoy her backyard view.