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SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Small But Mighty

White kitchen with grey island and brass accents

Small But Mighty

This small kitchen may look big but it’s all an optical illusion thanks to a great layout and carefully selected finishes. The challenge at hand: how do you create an efficient kitchen layout, complete with all the must-have appliances, in a cramped and choppy room? In the case of this 1950s Tudor, the magic was accomplished with some creative re-imagining of the tiny space. With the elimination of a swinging door and relocation of a basement staircase, the path toward their dream kitchen became apparent. Transitional cabinetry with a modified stepped Shaker-style panel updates the look without detracting from the home’s period detailing.

Kitchen features white cabinetry with brass hardware and herringbone tile flooring.

Checking All The Boxes

In addition to a more workable floorplan, the owners dreamed of a center island with an overhang for seating. Despite the room’s narrow dimensions, the clever use of shallow cabinetry along the back wall made their vision a reality.

Quartz topped grey kitchen island is lit by grey and brass pendants.

Open, Bright, and Airy

This sun-dappled room defies the stereotype that Tudor homes possess dark interiors. The minimal use of wall cabinetry helps enlarge the space, while light finishes on the cabinetry, countertops, and subway tile backsplashes further enhance the sense of illumination.

White kitchen features glazed white subway tile backsplash and brass accents

Workhorse Wall

Without that swinging door, the prep wall now accommodates a 36” professional rangetop, refrigerator, and double ovens. The work area is complete with a microwave drawer and beverage center in the island for easy access to all. What more could you want?

Grey and brass accent this white Bilotta kitchen

Kitchen designed by Peter Bittner, Designer. Post written by Paulette Gambacorta, Senior Designer.

 

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