The holidays are over, and the project photos and drawings have been piling up! Time to get back to sharing tips and journaling about the design process..
A KITCHEN REMODEL FOR THIS CHARMING 1939 SPANISH REVIVAL
Here’s where I left off….There’s always more than one way to solve a spatial problem. If you’ve been following along likely you’ve heard me say this before…and chances are you’ll hear me say it again…and again. This is what guides my work. It is my clarion call. Every space deserves to have it’s potential explored…and rightfully every homeowner deserves to get the most out of their space. It takes careful thought and skill but even those spaces that might appear to be hopeless can be transformed into functional...and beautiful spaces.
Before showing the floor plan options, first I'll share some concept photos that were inspiration behind the designs. As is always true in any remodel, it’s important to pay close attention to the original architecture, millwork and details, especially if the remodel is isolated to only a room or two. When it’s all said and done the goal is to have visual harmony between the existing spaces
RANGE ALCOVE WITH EXPOSED TIMBER
A range alcove with an exposed timber and patterned tile turned out to be the perfect inspiration for the Spanish style architecture.
PINTEREST - ORGINAL SOURCE UNKOWN
FINISH COLORS & MATERIALS
Here's some initial concept boards I provided so my clients could get a good sense of the direction I was envisioning…and to get them excited about the potenital of their new kitchen design.
EXISTING FLOOR PLAN
As was typical for older homes, the existing space is compartmentalized into specifc rooms and closed off to one another. Go here to see before photos and the design program.
FLOOR PLAN OPTIONS
I presented my clients with five different floor plans. Both options A & B include a range alcove similar to the concept photos.
HOOD DESIGN FOR FLOOR PLAN OPTIONS A & B
FLOOR PLAN OPTION A
FLOOR PLAN OPTION B
Floor Plan C has a stove top in the island with a downdraft instead of a hood..
FLOOR PLAN OPTION C
CONCEPT PHOTO FOR TAPERED HOOD
The next two floor plan options D & E include a tapered hood similar to this concept photo.
GOOGLE IMAGES - ORGINAL SOURCE UNKNOWN
FLOOR PLAN - OPTION D
FLOOR PLAN - OPTION E
WHICH PLAN DID THE CLIENTS CHOOSE?
It didn't take long for my clients to decide which plan they liked best. Can you guess which one it might be? Plan A was the winner! Check back to see how this project (#projectrivergold) develops.
THE TAKE AWAY
- When planning remodels its essential to pay close attention to architectural details, millwork, etc.particularly if it isn't a whole house renovation. That way there is visual continuity throughout the house.
- It takes a bit more thought and planning to add design features to small spaces but as you can see from the drawings of the hood designs those types of features can elevate the design of a space tremendously.
- Don't give up on your awkwardly planned space! There is always hope...the potential just needs to be discovered.
Thanks for following along!