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by becky last modified Oct 02, 2011

Scope This project was a simple footprint replacement with a fridge relocation. We shortened & skinnied up the peninsula to allow for landing spots on both sides of the range and more clearance for an unavoidable high traffic room. Clients were wonderful to work with – they had a second kitchen in their downstairs apartment, [...]




 

 

Scope

This project was a simple footprint replacement with a fridge relocation. We shortened & skinnied up the peninsula to allow for landing spots on both sides of the range and more clearance for an unavoidable high traffic room.

Clients were wonderful to work with – they had a second kitchen in their downstairs apartment, so not too inconvenienced by the project. He also had a great eye for color & had a blast picking out the yellow beehive pendant at the peninsula and the blue flooring.

I had doubts about the flooring but it all came together really well & totally fits their house & lifestyle!

Before

sink side (before) range side (before)

Note the wall cab door hanging precariously. Those babies were MDF, huge and heavy. A serious hazard when they fell with no warning.  Also, splinters galore from the old parquet flooring. Ow.

Packed counters, no landing spot to right of range next to fridge.

After

sink side from peninsula (after) range side (after)

Notes:

  • Fridge in new location w/ storage above
  • Ample landing space on both sides of the range
  • Microwave is wall mounted
  • More storage = more counter space
  • Peninsula open underneath to leave clear space for return air vent
  • Tall pantry unit (no pantry before)
  • Linear dimension subway tile (2″x8″ as opposed to more prevalent size of 3″x6″) was a great choice for the mid-century modern house!!

Specs:

sink side (after) overall (after) beehive pendant! (Elk Lighting's Mulinello Modern)

Anecdotes

This house was in the middle of Winston Salem, NC, and we had 2 bird incidents while working there.  A huge red tail hawk landed on a branch in the backyard & just hung out for a good 20minutes about 30 feet from us.  The other was a misguided sparrow that came in to the kitchen through the open garage. She/he flapped around inside awhile until we could direct her back out with a couple of brooms!

I also lost my keys for the first time ever in my life at this project, which was 2 hours from our Raleigh base.  Ended up getting towed to the dealer (yay for AAA!) where they made me a new car key & I was at least able to get home!


 

 

 
 
 

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