When the client came to us, they were looking for a way to make their cramped kitchen space more useable and brighter. Our team at PCCG decided that the best way to accomplish this was to remove the pantry and coat closets that encroached into the kitchen space, and to move the wall between the sitting room and kitchen. Essentially we traded space from under the stairs, and transferred much-needed square footage from the unused sitting room, into the kitchen. These changes resulted in enough space for the addition of a kitchen island with seating, and a furniture-like pantry with pullouts and full utility. The owners have remarked that they love the smaller sitting room, and consider it one of their favorite spaces to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and quiet space.
Kirkwood Kitchen Remodel
Before the kitchen renovation.
Clean crisp tile backsplash and the burnished gold accents & hardware were used to modernize the overall design.
A bright and inviting new space emerges from a former dark and cramped kitchen. A beverage center was added under the stairs, where the pantry closet was originally located.
The Island houses a new Wolf Speed Oven and plenty of large drawers for dish storage. Island with warm walnut top, is able to comfortably seat four for quick meals and easy clean-up.
When the wall between the kitchen and sitting room was removed, the two spaces together made the entire area more light-filled, bright and provided some additional elbow-room for the family. We encouraged purchase of a new countertop-depth refrigerator so that it would not appear to stick out into the room. Opposite the refrigerator, we built-in a full-height furniture-like pantry cabinet with pull-outs behind doors.
This beverage center was tucked away under the stairs, where the old pantry closet used to be. The top of the beverage center hides behind pocketed doors for a clean look – and when open, serves as a great place to stage coffee and/or drinks. The large drawers are used for convenient storage of cups, napkins and glassware.