In kitchen remodeling, size does not matter. Large space or small, the design process is the same. The kitchen designer has to has to make an assessment as to which attributes of the space can be changed and which are fixed. Creativity must take place within boundaries. If there aren’t any obvious boundaries, you make some. But there are always limitations in remodeling a kitchen located in a condominium where plumbing and gas lines are fixed. Such was the case with this condo kitchen remodel in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington DC. Here is what we found when we arrived on day one:
Kitchen & bath designer Ellen Gilday Witts says “in a small space, the trick is to make it feel as open as you can.” For this kitchen remodeling assignment Ellen had to unify a large living, dining, kitchen area and make it feel more open. She capitalized on the large windows when she decided to remove the partition wall separating the kitchen from the dinette. This throws natural light into the kitchen and gracefully joins the two areas visually and functionally.
One of the most delightful features of this new kitchen is the built-ins that carry the style of the kitchen cabinetry into the dinette. Two tall cabinets flank a seating bench with storage drawers underneath. Besides contributing to the unity of the two spaces it provides storage and a seating solution. Even the choice of chandelier exhibits an open feeling in its design.
In terms of unifying the entire living space Ellen
So this kitchen design and remodeling achieved all it objectives. It defined three distinct functional areas, unified the three into one large space, brought light and an open feeling throughout. There wasn’t a lot of space to work with and the designer made the most of it.