08 Jun Forever Farmhouse Galley Kitchen
Creating a forever home is one of our most beloved projects. For these Homeowners, this house has seen them through many different seasons – from raising their own kids, to now welcoming their grandkids – so we were thrilled to help them re-imagine their kitchen and adapt it to their new needs and style.
Our design phase is truly a collaborative effort between designer and Homeowner, and this project was no exception. There’s something to be said for taking the time to assess functional needs in a kitchen, and the Husband had done just that. When we began to look at conceptual layouts, he outlined what he had always imagined the kitchen layout could be – and his Wife fell in love with it! We were able to use his concept, and create the perfect cook’s galley style kitchen.
This kitchen was outfitted with an incredible Sub Zero/ Wolf appliance package, mixed with an approachable and inviting layout that made the dining table the new heart of the space. The only alteration to the original footprint of the kitchen, was the recessed oven cabinet. Incidentally, there was an extra deep coat closet on the other side of the wall, which even after a few inches were borrowed for the ovens, was still deep enough to continue to house coats.
The materials were all about keeping the space nice and bright, while also layering in texture and depth. There was an immediate draw to the beauty of the Quarter Sawn Oak cabinets, and that was truly the jumping off point. White upper cabinets with a custom brushed glazing were layered in to help the space feel light but also very livable. The cabinetry was augmented with a handmade glazed gray subway tile that added warmth and depth, but was easy on the eyes. Our focal point became the cooktop, where we accented with a different backsplash altogether. A mix of embossed arabesque tiles created visual interest, and a special moment on the interior wall. Just to the right of the cooktop is a particularly bespoke detail – the base cabinet has a wire mesh panel to allow for breathability, because the interior actually houses pull out baskets for root vegetables storage. Not only is it a unique design element – it’s also super practical!
Renovations are all about the ability to rethink inside the box – or existing footprint – in a way that transforms the space you have in a way that maximizes functionality, and in turn can make your square footage that much more impactful. In this kitchen, streamlined layout, coupled with the Sub Zero/Wolf appliances, and semi-professional plumbing fixtures really packs a punch. We were able to incorporate all of the amenities these homeowners wanted and needed including; microwave, steam oven, convection oven, induction cooktop, refrigerator/freezer, ice maker and dishwasher. It’s all the functionality they need to host their growing extended family, all the while fitting neatly into the home they’d loved for years.