Chic Farmhouse Kitchen
– Albany, OR –
After many years living in their house, these clients came to us with the desire to make their kitchen the hub of their home. The original galley style kitchen had limited storage and counter space, making it difficult to keep organized. With a large extended family, what these homeowners really needed was a kitchen that allowed enough space for cooking, serving, and socializing, as well as a seamless transition between the kitchen and dining space. We accepted the challenge of designing and building them a kitchen that would be bright, warm, and truly the centerpiece of their beautiful home.
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When dealing with a galley kitchen, sometimes the best way to “open it up” is simply to relocate the kitchen – and that’s what we did. The home’s main living and dining space was connected to an additional family room via the galley kitchen, functioning as a hallway. We moved the entire kitchen into the extra living space. Existing access to the back patio and lots of light made this the ideal kitchen location. The new kitchen has light coming in from nearly every angle, and plenty of storage to keep things off the counters and allow for a clean, free-flowing work space.
They had a farmhouse style in mind, but realized they wanted some color rather than the all-over white look that has become typical of the style. They chose a cream-colored cabinet with a glaze to highlight the cabinet detail. To add a bigger twist, the island was painted a muted mint green, and the tile backsplash is a mix of ceramic, metal, and glass tile. The rustic feel to the cabinet hardware finishes off the farmhouse look.
The new design included relocating a powder room as well. No one wants their entrance to their bathroom right in the middle of their beautiful kitchen! The powder room is simple and understated, while still being cohesive with the new kitchen and now adjacent dining space. The redesigned space is now much more functional and easier to work in, and has become a centerpiece of the family’s social gatherings.
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