This West Lafayette kitchen was fantastically brought up to date by turning an unused eating area and peninsula (or connected island) into a fully-functioning culinary creation.
Worn out and cosmetically outdated, the original U-shaped kitchen layout was inefficient and lacked storage space. A small peninsula separated the kitchen from a small dining area that was rarely used, essentially cutting the usable space in half.
Riverside started by moving the location of the refrigerator and converting a sliding glass patio door to a single door. This allowed the space needed to extend the kitchen footprint into an eat-in nook area. Unable to tear down the wall where the old fridge and a small closet were located, we utilized the space to maximize storage. A brand new bank of upper and lower Wellborn Select Style cabinets was designed into the space, along with a large center island that provided additional seating and storage options.
With plans to convert the existing deck off of the kitchen to a screened-in porch, it was essential to our clients that the new kitchen let in plenty of natural light and felt open and airy. With that in mind, the cabinets were finished in an off-white Sandstone color to brighten up the space, along with medium-toned flooring, granite countertops in ‘latte’ and a large industrial-style chandelier centered over the island.
The result: a bright, highly functional kitchen that integrates with the rest of the house.