|This is the 3rd article about taking an isolated galley kitchen in an older home and making it the center of today’s activities. In this 1940′s ranch home that backs onto Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, the galley kitchen was adjacent to the dining room. A poorly integrated, dark addition was added to the back of both. All were isolated from each other with poor views into the beautiful park setting. The image, above, is a rendering that was done during the design process. At this writing, the home is still under construction.The original kitchen had adequate space — including adequate counter space — so we didn’t need to enlarge the kitchen. Instead we removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and reconfigured the kitchen:
|This remodel certainly benefits from the proximity to the park and the ability to extend the house for a marginal cost (because of the old addition). The same approach will work for any home with a similar configuration of kitchen and dining room. Just imagine the family room being replaced by a patio and you can see that this approach is quite effective.Monday, we’ll examine another approach to making an original, isolated galley kitchen the center of the home.
All images courtesy of Braitman Design/Build