Fort Greene Kitchen
In Fall of 2016 I was challenged to make the most of a small kitchen space that was furnished with contractor grade cabinets and counters that had been carelessly rigged together some time in the 1990's by the previous owner. My clients had one toddler and a baby on the way. They wanted a larger fridge (existing was apartment sized), more countertop space, a regular sized dishwasher, a concealed space for garbage, an island, and tons of cabinet storage. I was able to make this dream come true on budget and on time, with one month to supervise construction while they were away for the holidays.
I suggested we remove a half wall that was preventing them from moving around the kitchen with ease, and in the same breath suggested we extend the wood flooring from the open plan living and dining room to keep it all more connected and open. We moved the fridge to the opposite far end of the kitchen, which opened up the space to the living room even more. It took some convincing for them to go for the two toned cabinet scheme, but I recommended a dark wood on the bottom, instead of all white cabinetry, so that little finger prints wouldn't make too much of an impression on a daily basis. We easily found these gorgeous brass pulls and sink faucet that make the kitchen special and warm. The end result is still a small kitchen, but the storage and counter spaces have more than tripled in size, and the clean and calming finishes will make cooking so much more enjoyable for this family for years to come. We also increased the value of their home considerably, which was always a factor in our design. I had a great time working on this little gem, and I'm proud of how it came together.