This Wortley Village home came with some unique challenges. The division of rooms and lack of lighting was just the beginning. A galley kitchen existed with a poor use of cabinetry storage. Ceiling tiles and vinyl flooring closed in and dated the space.
First the entire room was stripped to the studs. Next, the wall was removed between the kitchen and the dining area. Once opened, services needed to be removed including asbestos wrapped duct work, knob and tube wiring, as well as galvanized water lines. A laundry chute and service chase was removed to allow for a solid line of perimeter cabinetry. The structural beam was installed below the ceiling joists to maintain the existing plaster crown within the dining room. Once installed, an archway was crafted to maintain the curves within the original architecture.
All new pot lighting along with pendants and a ceiling fan light for the sitting room were installed to highlight all the new design features incorporated. White shaker cabinetry for the perimeter and a dark stained island complement one another, above an aged maple floor. Bench cabinetry, complete with large pullout drawers and a cozy cushioned top, replace tired old seating. Within this breakfast nook, lies a built in snack fridge, library shelving, wine rack and breakfast bar connecting to the adjoining cabinetry.
By adjoining the spaces, these rooms were able to flourish into a bright, open atmosphere. This family now has a brand new feeling for their home to enjoy for many years to come.