Open Dining + Kitchen Plan

A bustling home with three children doesn’t mix well with a very outdated, tiny kitchen. We designed this kitchen to open to the dining room for flow and more work-surface areas. The children can decide between the dining table or kitchen bar for eating and crafting. The owners of this home wanted a light kitchen with simple details which is a drastic contrast to their heavy and dark kitchen we started with. The wall between the kitchen and dining room, ceiling beams, soffits, can lights, and checkerboard tile was removed and in it’s place painted gray cabinets, white quartz countertops, Calcutta Gold backsplash tiles, School House Electric fixtures, and simple stainless hardware was installed.

When we arrived to take the photos soon after the remodel, a “For Sale” sign stood in the front yard. When we spoke to the owner’s brother this week, we heard the house was demolished and a new house is being built on the same footprint. It’s slightly surreal to post about a new project that no longer exists….but sharing anyway!

Photos by Parallel Photography

The slate-tiled floor remains in the Kitchen and new wood floor was installed in the Dining Room

Painted Light Gray Cabinets (Benjamin Moore, Sleigh Bells, 1480)

Intrepid's Calcutta Gold 9" x 18" Tiles as Backsplash

The under cabinet lights function as both ambient and task lighting

A white quartz countertop is the perfect finish to this simple and bright space

Here are a couple of before shots…

The kitchen was small and felt smaller because of the many small details and textures

The wall-oven location because the current refrigerator location in order to open the Kitchen to the Dining Room


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