Increasing the Space in a Galley Kitchen

In remodeling, there are two ways to increase space. One way is physically, which involves demolishing and rebuilding walls. Another way is visually, through careful planning and space utilization. In this home, we combined both methods. The homeowner described cooking in the kitchen as “being trapped in a cave”, however, they did not want to take ... read more»

Making the Most of a Small Space

This bachelor had an extremely small space and he loved to cook. He wanted high-end appliances and a place where he could cook and entertain. He also wanted a dramatic look. We had to maximize every inch of space and at the same time create an open and inviting look.We achieved this by making the stove and large refrigerator the focal point of one ... read more»

Changing a Tired Kitchen into a Comfortable Kitchen

Our new clients were tired of their old kitchen. The cabinets had been constructed on site using pine wood, exterior hinges, and inferior internal hardware. The countertop was white formica. The floor was tile which perpetually appeared to be dirty. Change was needed.The first thing we did was to describe what a functional kitchen should have: ... read more»

Increasing the Space in a Galley Kitchen

The typical DC row house has a small kitchen. Many are so narrow that they are called “galley” kitchens. Most are behind the wall of the dining room and can only be accessed from either end. This client had a typical galley kitchen that they did not like and longed for something more in keeping with their classic home in Northwest DC. They ... read more»