Kitchen Remodel Westford MA
A major renovation was needed for this 1960’s home in Westford. There were many types and pieces of cabinetry, no built in dishwasher, there was no countertop near the range, and a large fireplace was right in the middle of the kitchen. The addition that had been done 6 years prior, had never been incorporated with the space and stood at the end of the room seemingly waiting to be invited to join the space. The floors were multiple finishes, there was some tile, some vinyl, and some wood. The ceiling was laden with 6 x 6 beams some of which seemed to have pipes running in them and some that seemed to have been structural. They needed help. The rest of the house was decorated neatly and with a strong traditional New England feel. The new space needed to fit their design needs as well as their budget. After gutting the space, and removing the beams that were unnecessary, the floors were leveled out and hardwood was laid. The new layout was simple and efficient. An eating area was established at the far end, the cooking area in the center and a traditional keeping area with room for comfortable wing chairs or rocking chairs was created near the fireplace.
The simplicity of the layout is what makes the details truly stand out. The stove wall houses matched drawer bases and wall cabinets with a decorative wood hood in the center. The refrigerator stands at the end of the run, built in with panels and an extra deep cabinet above. The simple, but elegant, painted wood hood with a decorative valance and batten moldings stands out on the symmetrical wall. Decorative posts on either side of the range add some flair as well.
Opposite the range wall is an L shape with the sink in the corner. The corner sink looks out towards the lovely back yard and of course to the seating at the counter as well. The plentiful wall cabinet storage space here allows for the dish and glass storage, and a wall mounted microwave. The shaped peninsula counter at the back is supported by 2 decorative columns with hand carved corbels.
The opposite end of the space houses a furniture style hutch unit with glass mullion doors and fluted angled wing panels. The 2 tall side units serve as pantry storage for dry goods as well as space for small appliances and bins for onions and potatoes. The glass center cabinet is lit inside with glass shelves for display space for wine glasses and serving pieces. The angled base features drawers for serving utensils and linens, and has a furniture toe base to finish the look. The granite top finishes the space with a gorgeous contrast.
The open room is now a finished space with room for a dining area, casual snack bar, ample cooking and prep space, as well as a furniture styled hutch. The wood flooring contrasts beautifully against the warm cream painted cabinets and deep rich Cranberry Brown granite. This new kitchen is exactly what my client hoped for, a united yet open space, and a simple, elegant design with fine detailing.