Kitchen Sink
Kitchen Sink

The only thing about the sink that stayed the same was the location. The gooseneck faucet adds a modern touch while the studded tile adds subtle dimension and a touch of rock n' roll chic.

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Kitchen Island
Kitchen Island

Since there is a clear sightline into the kitchen from the rest of the house, waterfall countertops and a light-reflecting backsplash were chosen to make the most visual impact.

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Before
Before

The original layout of the island left little prep space around the cooktop.

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Kitchen Before
Kitchen Before

Having the fridge, cooktop, and oven all back to back in the previous layout meant only one person could prepare food at a time.

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Kitchen After
Kitchen After

Reorienting the island improved flow, increased storage, and added ample prep space to the cooking area.

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Kitchen Before 3
Kitchen Before 3

The previous kitchen just begged for another window.

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Kitchen After 4
Kitchen After 4

Another bank of cabinets houses electrical outlets, allowing smaller kitchen gadgets to be operated out-of-sight, keeping countertops clear.

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Kitchen3 - 1
Kitchen3 - 1

Adding more windows on the far wall brightens up the space significantly.

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 BEFORE  

 AFTER  

 BEFORE  

 AFTER  

 BEFORE  

 NEWCOMB HOUSE 

Kitchen Renovation
design direction
floor plan & layout 
materials & finishes
color palette
lighting
accessories
styling

A mid-century modern home, built into the side of a hill, deserved a better kitchen then the one it was given in the 80s. Red carpeting (yes, carpet in the kitchen!), red, white and blue wallpaper, and out-of-character bead board all contributed to a dismal and disjointed space. 

Rethinking the layout, increasing the number and size of the windows, and running consistent flooring throughout the entire level improved flow and functionality, enlarged the space, and doubled the storage. The finishes - blue/gray wood cabinets and waterfall quartz countertops - invoke classic mid-century styling with a modern vibe.