Handmade cement tile adds beautiful pattern against the white cabinets
This 1930’s historic residence boasts tall ceilings, original hardwood floors, and wonderful architectural detail. Unfortunately that beauty did not extend into the kitchen, which was an addition and had an eight-foot ceiling, 80’s décor, and distracted greatly from the period feel of the home.
The kitchen was gutted and the ceiling raised two feet. A hidden brick chimney was reworked as a highlight behind the hood, which necessitated moving the refrigerator to the left of the sink, with space in the corner for efficient storage down to the counter. A farm sink, inset cabinetry & feet, and open toe kick in some areas give an authentic and furniture-like feel to the overall space. A combination of white & stained cabinetry adds variety and helps differentiate between areas, with wine cubbies at the bar to add enclosure. A table with detachable legs butts up to the new fixed island to give ultimate flexibility. The tall white pantry on the window wall frames a cozy window seat with storage below.
Attention was given to a balance between open & closed storage, from wrapping a corner to lighted glass cabinets at the bar & sink areas. The flooring combined the use of patterned cement tile for a durable surface in the prep area, transitioning to wood flooring that ties into the rest of the home. A mix of materials, from flooring to soapstone counters and hand-made backsplash tile, tie this kitchen together in an interesting, beautiful way while complimenting the entire home.