Creative thinking and Structural Evaluation
Creative thinking and structural evaluation led to the final design. The solution to the closed off floorplan was to connect the small kitchen and dining room. The wall was removed and replaced by a large beam to support the second story and roof loads. The beam rests on a structural post hidding insides a decorative column matching the flanking column to the entrance to the new dining room.
This is taken from nearly the same place as above. The resulting kitchen was a stunning 25 feet long and due to the clients not needing a table, 2 large islands would provide the desired seating and workspace. Rich walnut hardwood plank flooring was installed throughout the first floor. As an accent for the darker backdrop, Murphy Bros. installed white enameled cabinetry and trim. We introduced my contrast by juxtaposing polished gray quartz countertops at the perimeter with an elegant Polar White granite on the island.
Every great kitchen sings with touches that add personality and charm. Our Clients chose a variegated, brick pattern, glass tile for the backsplash, a mirrored splash at the buffet area, a tall, restaurant-style kitchen faucet for the main sink, and chrome and glass pendants to light the two islands.