This clean and tasteful Atlanta kitchen was originally a huge ’80s-style wreck. The original kitchen was poorly laid out, had the standard ’80s ending and was riddled with poor construction. The homeowner needed not only to update the kitchen’s style but to create an area that would allow for cooking and entertaining without disrupting traffic flow.
By including a little addition to a single side of the kitchen and reframing a portion of the space, Renewal Design-Build created enough room for extra living space, storage and cooking.
Smooth was the priority for this redesign. Wiring, windows and poor structural supports were only some of the things that needed to be substituted.
Once the kitchen had been brought up to code, Renewal Design-Build produced a number of floor plans to allow the homeowner to consider, all which allowed for casual diningroom, plenty of storage and a clean entrance and exit to the lawn. This specific design has many activity zones designed to control traffic flow in the kitchen.
Cabinetry: habit, Timberland Cabinetry, painted in Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore; refrigerator: Jenn-Air Bottom Mount Refrigerator
Organizational details make a big difference. The handy shelf supporting the scope, as an instance, frees up precious inches of counter space.
Backsplash and island countertops: Sienna silver travertine, Walker Zanger; Updated counter: Radianz Everest white quartz; stove: Wolf 30-inch
This soft green-blue cupboard is where Renewal Design-Build put the coffee and tea station for the family. A little nook built into the cabinetry keeps it out of the way from the kitchen’s main prep and cooking areas.
The homeowner’s artwork, china and furniture helped determine that this soft shade of green, which keeps the kitchen otherwise grey palette from feeling too cold.
Paint: Warm Springs, Benjamin Moore
Tucked away at the end of the counter tops, simple built-in wine storage keeps favorite bottles of wine on hand with eyeglasses stored right above.
Oven: Miele Rate
The homeowner wanted the kitchen to have better accessibility to the outdoors, therefore Renewal Design-Build additional two new entrances and exits. The team made certain that the doorways were split from the main part of the kitchen to control traffic flow. A drop-off channel for keys as well as other odds and ends keeps items from filtering into the kitchen.
Around the corner, shallow but wide pantries make the most out of limited distance.
Originally there were structural details with the soffits and ceiling elevation changes from the first addition that the team needed to deal with. But by incorporating molding in various depths, they were able to create a gorgeous focal point.
A ceiling bump-out for the couch and a few feet of floor area for the dining table made a big difference in the area’s functionality.
“You don’t always have to do large developments to acquire a great kitchen,” says Heather Shuster, project development manager at Renewal Design-Build. “Focused zones and storage can make a beautiful and functional space.” The team only added a tiny square footage here (less than 12 square feet), but it left a big difference in the design and flow.
Chandelier: Practically Infinity Duet, Hubbardton Forge; faucet: Franke; faucet: Grohe
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