SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Small But Mighty
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.
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.
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.
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?
Kitchen designed by Peter Bittner, Designer. Post written by Paulette Gambacorta, Senior Designer.