How many of you enjoy having guests over and entertaining? With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m sure even more of you are preparing for such an occasion in your home. More often than not, your guests will end up congregating into the kitchen at one point or another. It’s inevitable. Why not have an open, inviting kitchen, not only to maximize efficiency in cooking, but to maximize interaction with your guests. Our client on Delancey Street came to us looking for just that.
As soon as you walked into the home, you had two options: enter into a narrow, 17 foot long hallway straight ahead, or navigate through a narrow 2 foot opening on the right between the hallway and breakfast bar to enter the kitchen. Regardless of choice, the entry was a highly congested area that needed resolved. The long hallway was awkward and seldom used. It also visually made the kitchen much narrower.
The wall separating the hall and kitchen will be removed, widening the kitchen by three and a half feet, but more importantly, it will visually open up the entire first floor. The perpendicular breakfast bar, which only sat two and greatly restricted circulation will also be eliminated. Where the wall used to be, we will have an expansive peninsula able to seat 4 people, with 8 feet of additional base cabinets. We will also have additional seating for two by the window. Not only will we have seating for 6 in the kitchen now, but a great flow between the kitchen, dining, and living room allowing all guests to interact at once.
Even with a full house, it will be a highly functional kitchen with room to navigate. It will feature GE Monogram appliances, as well as wonderful Greenfield Cabinets with soft close drawers and pull out trays. Classic soapstone counters will be installed, as well as a charming Herbeau farmhouse sink. For now you can view the renderings we did for the client below, but be sure to check back as we complete construction on this project before the new year!