|This is the 5th article about taking an isolated kitchen in an older home and making it the center of today’s activities. While not strictly a galley kitchen, the kitchen in this 1930’s home is isolated from the rest of the house. Plus the house is isolated from a beautiful, deep wooded lot. My clients asked how they could make the kitchen the center of the home plus achieve greater connection with the outside. The aggressive mosquitoes of the Silver Spring, MD neighborhood has kept the family off the deck for the last several years. So, this proposed remodel, lets the family feel like they’re outdoors while still in the comfort of their home. The family is quite cost-conscious so we have proposed several things to keep costs down:
|Unlike the other homes in this series, the proposed remodel expands the existing footprint. However, by opening the house fully, we’ve created the same type of “first-floor” great room that we’ve done in the other remodels. Discrete areas are open to each other and allow full interaction and yet perserve the sense of intimacy and the ability to engage in separate activities while being together. The proposed remodel fully integrates the kitchen with the rest of the house and integrates the house with it’s surroundings.
Link to: Opening a Galley Kitchen Part 1
Link to: Opening a Galley Kitchen Part 2
Link to: Opening a Galley Kitchen Part 3
Link to: Opening a Galley Kitchen Part 4
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