Contemporary Open Kitchen
We designed and built this new kitchen as part of a main floor renovation of this 1891 rowhouse. The kitchen and main floor open plan reflect the homeowner’s contemporary taste, but with a nod to the historic aspect of the home. The clients were especially delighted with our success in achieving a “light and airy” feel.
The client wanted to open up the entire floor to increase the amount of natural light that flowed into the main floor of this rowhouse. He also wanted a visual connection from the front entry to the back door. The new kitchen reflects his contemporary style.
We flipped the original kitchen and dining room, and removed the walls to make the kitchen central to the floor plan. Moving the original kitchen from the back room to a central location in the floorplan allowed us to:
• Place all the storage and appliances on a party wall where no windows would be obscured.
• Increase the size of the kitchen and provide better flow for entertaining
• Increase natural light by doubling the size of the back window and installing two new windows. A new full-light rear door also allows natural light to flow into the space.