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Fairmont Ave ♦ Kitchen

Highlights

  • A custom built-in breakfast nook.
  • Separate kitchen prep and clean-up areas.
  • Well-functioning workflow and storage.
  • Added a main floor bath.
  • Remodel retains the character and qualities of the original 1918 Arts & Crafts style.
  • The project was completed within the specified budget.

"We are writing to let the Architrave Team know how much we enjoyed working with you and how much we enjoy our wonderful new space. Of course we also must mention Ty McBee, Master Carpenter. We really appreciated his excellent craftsmanship, daily communication, and respect of our family. Ty often stayed late just so that he could talk to us in person. We never worried about the quality of the work and he kept the job site squeaky clean. We think our new space fulfills the arts and crafts philosophy put forth by William Morris, 'Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.'"

- Marti & Jeff J., homeowners

Challenges

  • This home had an aged, broken down, small kitchen with 4 doors creating a choppy floor plan.
  • Homeowners wanted a half-bath, informal family eating area, entry for kids with a coat closet and storage space and a functioning kitchen - all in the same footprint.
  • Inadequate cooking space for the chef, who wanted to be able to supervise the kids while he cooked.

Solutions

  • Architrave reconfigured the doors and moved the laundry to the basement.
  • We re-used doors, door trim, crown molding and pantry cabinets to retain period look and save money.
  • We removed a section of the original house and supported the 2nd floor in order to open up the space.
  • We preserved and re-used the original pantry cabinets and made new cabinetry to match.