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."

                                

                 



This 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.

  



Here 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.

                            

  
                                                 



Some 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 closet.  

   

                                

  

  

                                                                         



Then there's the really big kitchen.

                      

                  

                           

                                   
                                                                        


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