This kitchen was literally falling apart at the seams – doors were coming off cabinets, drawers were not working properly. A complete renovation was in order. Also, these clients’ needed to maximize storage and address the fact that there was no heating unit in the room.
Although this was a complete rehab, our attack here was actually about nuance. In a galley kitchen like this, where doors and windows confine layout options, it is important to focus on adding as much function as possible by making every inch, and every design decision, count. Here, we created a number of space savers – from “pull-out” pantry storage to hidden, integrated trash cabinets. We were able to address the heating issue by heating the floor. These discrete solutions also let us modernize this kitchen in a way that was respectful of the home’s history and vintage feel.
“We hired Paul because he was incredibly respectful of the challenges of renovating a vintage space for use in the 21st century, without compromising the 1920s character. Paul did a wonderful job helping us make our space both functional and beautiful, preserving what could be preserved and updating what couldn’t.”