I created a new appliance and cabinet layout, added an island, a small pantry and took the opportunity to work in the two-color cabinet paint scheme that everyone is so wild about complete with a Farrow & Ball gray hue, Lamp Room Gray.
We began with a kitchen that the previous owner had started to re-work but it wasn’t something that I wanted to continue with. So I went my own way and I went in to designing this kitchen knowing that I wanted to try gray cabinets and I wanted to try the two-color scheme. This is the color plan that emerged,
We left the windows in the position that they were originally in and salvaged the stain glass window that was there because it would later add a bit of character in our finished kitchen. We removed the last bit of a chimney that ran all the way up through Apartment B. The floor had to be reconstructed in several places in the kitchen and the walls finally got some necessary insulation. We removed some doors, added a pantry with a custom shaker style door, all new electrical and new plumbing, built a new laundry and mudroom area–you know just a few small things. Let’s take a look!
With the counter top I wanted a marble look but without the price tag of quartz or marble. I think we came pretty close with River White granite. The only thing I don’t love about River White slabs is the occasional burgundy spotting.
We had to rebuild and restructure the back of the house. We needed a laundry area and a rear entrance off the deck so we carved out some space off the kitchen for those spaces. I designed a built-in storage bench with a beadboard back to create a coat rack and a place to sit down to take your shoes off. Our carpenter expertly cut a flush handle out of the bench to open it up to reveal some cedar lined storage.
The Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer were a great score on Craigslist, almost perfect condition!
- industrial pendants
- River White granite from Blarney Stoneworks
- custom cabinets by Quality Cabinet Co. painted Benjamin Moore Simply White & Farrow & Ball Lamp Room Gray
- original stained glass
- cabinet hardware from Lowe’s
- kitchen sink from Overstock
- custom pantry door
- custom mudroom bench
- appliances from Sears
- washer & dryer Craigslist
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