Northwest Farmhouse Kitchen
– Corvallis, OR –
Though the existing kitchen was large and had plenty of counter space, this homeowner felt like the workspace was too broken up by the awkward island and peninsula that ran parallel to each other. They wanted to increase the functionality and make it feel cozier without giving up any of the overall area. We were able to build a farmhouse style kitchen to achieve the desired feeling of warmth and remove the rarely used peninsula and island to replace them with a larger, more usable island.
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Though there was plenty of storage and counter space, it was broken up in such a way that the existing kitchen didn’t feel as usable as it should have given the size. Keeping the appliances and sink in their original locations, we were able to reconfigure the island in such a way that it maintained the available counter space, but better utilized the overall floor space of the kitchen. The island now features a large, uninterrupted slab of quartz countertop and a beautiful sitting area.
The existing home was very traditional in style – not wanting to venture too far from that, the client decided on an updated farmhouse style for their kitchen. The apron front sink, white shaker style cabinets, and rustic wood details are the epitome of the farmhouse style, while the open shelves and bright white countertops modernize it. The backsplash tile is the best of both worlds – the color and shape are modern and clean, allowing the handmade look to add a rustic tone.
The wood detail of the island and the open shelves break up the overall whiteness and add texture and depth, as well as further the contemporary farmhouse look. Though the walls didn’t move, the footprint of the cabinets changed everything about the way the kitchen is now used. It is now a warm, functional space that is just as easily utilized for entertaining as it is for cozy evenings at home.
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