The homeowners for this project first heard about us from their neighbors whom we had worked with in the past (we love word-of-mouth referrals best), but we later discovered we have known her Dad for decades. She used to make fun of her Dad for thinking he knows everyone in VT, but it turns out… Read more »Read More
We can usually find something redeeming to say about any existing kitchen, until now. Before remodeling, this home’s kitchen just simply didn’t work. The new homeowners are a couple who LOVE food and entertaining, so it was obvious it had to go. Rather than cramming a new kitchen in place of the old one, we looked at the flow of the whole first floor and decided to move the kitchen to part of the giant L-shaped living room instead. While this change in location required relocating all the pipes in the basement, the new kitchen location allowed for a superb flow and easy hosting. The open floor plan now moves seamlessly from the kitchen to the dining room to the living room for après meal lounging.
We try to achieve reuse in every project, and the homeowners found three elements that we were excited to incorporate into this project: a stained-glass window, an old window, and open wood shelving. The beautiful, old stained-glass window draws the eye up and provides dramatic lighting or a night light as it’s back lit. The reclaimed window was turned into doors for a custom-made shelving unit and tucked into the unused space of the stairwell. It not only looks great, but also serves to hold well-loved vessels, spices, and cooking oils. Lastly, the open wood shelves came from a Vermont maple tree grown in the State forest where the couple first met, and the lumber yard that milled it was just down the road from where the tree once grew.
This new kitchen turned out beautifully, and will delight these foodies and their guests for years to come!