|South Street Design Rendering|
As some of you may have seen on the Content + Company Instagram feed, we've been working with our clients on the #southstreetkitchenreno for the past 3 months, but believe it or not, this project has been a year in the making.
Let's back up to early 2017, when Mark and Marie contacted John to build them a custom dining room table.
The bones of this space were not too bad. Six, double-hung windows allow a ton of natural light into the room, and an addition put on by the previous owners (including the breakfast nook and mudroom), made the overall kitchen about 350 square feet. Plenty of room for improvement!
Curiously, during the construction of the breakfast nook addition, the previous contractor choose to add this dividing wall, likely as structural support, instead of adding a ceiling beam.
Though the addition may have been structurally sounds, the new wall presented mostly design "cons". It cut the space, visually, in-half, forced the refrigerator to open into the kitchen/dining room entry door and blocked all of that wonderful natural light. There was also a tremendous amount of unused space between the breakfast nook and the fridge wall.
Early on, we knew the wall had to go. Luckily, the removal of the wall created a great opportunity for us to add an exposed beam, not only for ascetics, but also for function.
- Removal of 4 layers of linoleum
- Exposing the brick chimney for architectural interest
- Removing the half wall
- Adding the expansion beam
- Re-configuring the walls to accommodate additional cabinets and a center facing refrigerator
- Ceramic, wood grain tile flooring throughout
- Ceiling beams wrapped in rough-sawn oak
- Custom range hood
- All new, white cabinets
- Apron-front farm sink
- Recessed lighting throughout
OH, and if there are any progress projects you'd like to hear more about in a separate post, please comment below!