KITCHENS This tiny galley kitchen posed some problems: Kathy wanted a big oven,
raised countertops, and a fireplace.
The new oven and cooktop ate up all the space for her silverware drawer, so
I built a drawer with some silverware "cans."
kitchen island is accessible from both sides. One side has a
cabinet, drawers, shelves for bread baskets and stuff, and a special
tall thin drawer for cooking oils. The other side has slide-by
doors and shelving to hold canned goods.
we removed a wall to join the new kitchen to the dining room. I
designed the raised cabinet behind the stove to act as a visual break
between the two spaces and to hide the countertop from the diners' view.
friends asked if I could combine a servant's prep kitchen, main
kitchen, and adjoining room into one big culinary space. I must
note here that my friends are the King and Queen of Re-Use. So
while knocking the walls out was not particularly difficult, tiling the
floor with eighteen small lots of mismatched tile was insane. I
built the wine rack cabinet, the broom closet, and a couple of others,
but we re-fitted the rest. The island top and vent/fan housing
are from salvaged mahogany, birdseye maple, and copper ceiling
tiles. The thing in the last picture is the broom
Then there's the really big kitchen.