Opening pathways for light and circulation improves Kitchen function and aesthetics

One of the projects currently in progress is a Kitchen-centric renovation to a small co-op unit for a young couple who like to entertain friends in their home. After living in and improving their apartment over the course of several years, the limitations of the Kitchen finally reached a critical level. In addition to limited counter space, less than ideal cabinet storage, and antiquated electrical systems; a washing machine was taking up significant square footage and creating a bottle-neck at the entry. The Kitchen abuts a 4-season porch which gets lovely evening light but that light wasn’t making it into the Kitchen or the Dining and Living spaces beyond.

By relocating the stove and moving the entry from the Dining Room, we were able to improve the flow and connection through the apartment. The glass door and windows separating the Kitchen and Porch will be removed and a seating area developed for taking small meals or enjoying a cup of tea with a good book. The washer will be relocated into the Porch adjacent to the Dryer for increased efficiency and convenience.

In order to best communicate the impact of these changes a partial model was built in SketchUp and the images assembled as a walk-through.

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