House design concepts: Including area in a kitchen by subtracting the pantry

January 5, 2023 by No Comments

Including a capacious walk-in pantry has turn into de rigeur in kitchen renovations. Ken Schaefer’s purchasers, nonetheless, eliminated the pantry from their Arlington kitchen. “Eliminating the pantry elevated flooring area, permitting us to construct a middle island,” the proprietor of Proper Angle Kitchens & Design says. “With out demolishing it, we may have solely match a peninsula.” The maneuver additionally uncovered the window on the finish of the island, bringing in a lot wanted daylight. To compensate for misplaced storage, tower cupboards beside the fridge home meals in a single half and cleansing provides within the different.

1 The owners selected Vermont Verde Vintage stone for the counter tops, a wealthy inexperienced materials with gentle inexperienced and white veining. “They appreciated the concept of a standard, darkish counter given the age of the home,” Schaefer says. “They needed the kitchen to really feel prefer it had been round for some time.”

2 Heat vintage brass {hardware} counterbalances the cool inexperienced tones and matches the vibe of an older residence.

3 Not eager to introduce one other materials, the staff used the countertop stone for the backsplash too, pulling it to only beneath the windowsill. “Working it as much as the cupboards would have been too darkish and heavy,” Schaefer says.

4 The sink stays in roughly the identical place, and overlooks the yard. Schaefer decreased the dimensions of the window to make means for bigger higher cupboards.

5 The Medallion Cabinetry in Aloe from Proper Angle Kitchens & Design’s showroom in Woburn was the place to begin. “We inspired selecting a single end,” Schaefer says, sustaining that with solely two higher cupboards, the darker colour wouldn’t make the room really feel closed in. “Having glass doorways made them really feel extra comfy with it.”

6 With the vary within the island, the prepare dinner can face the desk and window within the entrance of the home. It additionally allows extra sociable gatherings.


Marni Elyse Katz is a contributing editor to the Globe Journal. Observe her on Instagram @StyleCarrot. Ship feedback to [email protected]

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