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»

Spacious Kitchen with Fireplace and View

The layout of this kitchen was good but the cabinets were small and the kitchen felt crowded. We opened up the windows, put larger cabinets into the space, and installed a new hardwood floor. We also opened up the window and created a new view to the backyard.Beautiful cabinets, a farm sink, a new pantry area and attractive countertops combine to ... read more»

Small Condo Kitchen

Small condo kitchens are difficult and this kitchen was no exception. The cabinets were along the back and side walls, with no cabinet in the corner. The stove and refrigerator were next to each other blocking a south-facing window. Our job was to make this kitchen functional and attractive.We expanded the space by creating a countertop over new ... read more»

Open Kitchen with Space for Two

How do you create a great kitchen in a 10 x 10 space? We listened to what the client liked, how they planed to use the kitchen, and what the house would permit us to do. The owners of this town house liked the light coming in from the back of the kitchen – nothing else. They both wanted to cook, but there was not enough countertop room. They wanted ... 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»

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»

A Spacious & Inviting Eating/Entertaining Area

Our client had a typical galley kitchen, hidden behind a wall separating it from a large dining area and open to a rear porch. We opened up the wall between the kitchen and dining room and opened up the entry to the porch and made all 3 areas part of the same spacious eating and entertaining area. We made the kitchen functional, put the ... read more»