A vacation home built in 1980 was ready for an update and the interior spaces needed to be reconfigured to accommodate the two families that co-own the house. The kitchen was cramped and dark. When both families were in residence, there was not enough room to work. We gained space to expand the kitchen by closing in a seldom used deck, improving the natural light by replacing the ineffective skylights with two large ones. The wood paneled ceiling was painted white, leaving the beams natural to lend warmth. The space was opened up and an island with plenty of storage and seating space creates a place where the families can gather round. Plenty of pendant light and task lighting keep the space bright. Solid surface counter tops and polished mosaic backsplash set off the blue shaker style cabinets.
Before and After:
Blue/ grey engineered quartz and white marble chevron backsplash tile set off the blue shaker cabinets. The long island and large pantry cabinet keep everything organized, and who doesn’t love a column of wine!
- Cramped space
- Lack of counter space
- Lack of storage
- Poor lighting
- Gain square footage by enclosing a deck
- Add an island and plenty of storage space
- Bright solid surface counters
- Additional lighting – skylights, pendant, under counter
- New hardwood flooring