RESIDENTIAL DESIGNER: McCabe by Design
The clients wanted to transform their tired, poorly lit kitchen into a place that not only facilitated a variety of food preservation and home brewing activities but also food fests with extended family. The objectives were to create better workflow, more counter space and storage, improve the lighting, to rendering a space that could accommodate several cooks in the kitchen working together harmoniously.
By moving the entry door from the garage and replacing the wood burning stove with a more compact gas model, the layout of this farmhouse style eat-in kitchen was substantially improved. A large center island with butcher block top provides seated socializing space, storage and multiple workstations for friends and family. Under cabinet lighting coupled with cable and rail lighting (on dimmers) provides the right light level for every activity. A back-saving pot-filler nestled above the cooktop is an ergonomic necessity for canning and food preservation. Having ample counter space on either side of the range improved the workflow of the kitchen.
An adjoining laundry/pantry room was updated to create an ergonomic stacked laundry station with folding space and custom shelving for efficient pantry storage with reduced spoilage.