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 a Kitchen Island the Center of a New Kitchen

The previous kitchen was like a closet. The dining area was dominated by a fireplace. The clients wanted an island where they could sit and eat and an interesting area where they could entertain. They also wanted access to a remodeled basement.We achieved all of the above by installing a new staircase to the basement where the old kitchen used to ... 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»

Improving a Kitchen with a Pass-Thru and Better Layout

The existing kitchen was cramped and unattractive. The space was dominated by an eating area and a refrigerator. Formica countertops and unattractive slab cabinets made the area uninviting and unpleasant.We opened up a pass-thru to the dining room and created a bar where people could gather. We put the refrigerator into an area adjacent to the ... read more»

From Cramped Quarters to a Family Kitchen

Our clients had a small kitchen which needed remodeling. They also had a large family who visited with them constantly. Creating another small kitchen was not the solution, so we designed outside the box and created a large space which would accommodate the entire family. We accomplished this by removing a wall and incorporating an existing porch ... read more»

A Large Gourmet Kitchen

Our clients loved to cook and spent much of their time in the kitchen. It was important that we design the kitchen so as to be as functional as possible, with plenty of room for high end features and appliances. It was equally important that the kitchen be beautiful. Their former kitchen was cramped, a difficult place in which to cook, and not ... read more»

A Bachelor’s Kitchen

Our client, a bachelor, had a fairly large kitchen area and wanted to incorporate many different functions into this area. He wanted easy access to appliances and good countertop space for food prep. He wanted to eat in the kitchen. He wanted a washer and dryer in the kitchen. He wanted to access his backyard thru a large sliding door. And he ... read more»