a client was looking to 'expand' her kitchen but not so much in size as in use. She had closets that dominated the room, weren't well used and blocked the back entry. We determined that if she added a peninsula and got rid of the closet replacing the storage space with a roll-out pantry, she could make happier use of the space. She'd also have a 'breakfast bar' or a place for others to sit while she prepared meals. I found a 3" thick, 1-piece walnut slab as the counter which would also add some rich color and texture to all the white cabinetry. Some custom bar stools rounded out the improvement.
new cabinets designed and built to blend with existing kitchen
added and improved storage cuts down on clutter and facilitates organizing and retrieving the necessaries
walnut slab countertop increases work surface and adds 'breakfast bar' dining feature
mudroom cabinet defines entryway space while giving back more space to the room overall
materials: solid maple flooring, porcelain tile, painted birch and poplar cabinets, walnut slab countertop, curly maple bench top on mudroom cabinet