Before and After: Transforming a Seattle Kitchen
HomeStyling Design is proud to present one of our recent projects, transforming a Seattle kitchen into a space that’s perfect for dining, entertaining, and enjoying!
Chad and Randi wanted our help with the kitchen in their Normandie Park home. They have five kids, and those kids often have their own company over so the house is always bustling with activity.
What We Started With: Chad and Randi’s original house plan was designed in the 1960s. It has a flat roof, and vaulted ceilings with beams and a tongue-in-groove ceiling. There were six foot high cabinets dividing the living room and entry from the kitchen, making for a very cramped kitchen. The stairway was pretty boxed-in as well. Overall, the space was difficult for living and playing.
The Plan: We wanted to create an open concept with a major working/eating island – including a second sink! We planned to add a built-in pantry, while improving the traffic flow to Chad and Randi’s entertainment deck, opening the windows to their view, and opening the stairway to the daylight basement.
And the results?
“We needed some way for me and the kids to be a working team in my kitchen. They couldn’t help me before. Now, they can do homework on the back side of the island and snack, too,” Randi says. “The second sink ends congestion for me when getting meals together.”
Randi and Chad love their new, open space. “Ken said he could design an open kitchen for me and still save my need for lots of bulk storage. He found space for a step-in pantry with great open traffic flow. We got cork floor in the kitchen area, which tied in nicely with our hardwood living room. We couldn’t be happier with our new contemporary kitchen!”
The team at HomeStyling Design was happy to help Chad and Randi reform their kitchen and living space to something much more usable and family-friendly! Contact us for a free quote on your home design project.