Contemporary Farmhouse Style
A functional, yet outdated kitchen was sorely in need of some inspiration. On the way to creating this farmhouse-style beauty, new space was cleverly utilized.
The work triangle was adequate in this modestly sized family kitchen, but could be even more functional with some structural improvements. To wit, an entryway into an underused doorway was closed, making a tidy galley setting for optimal efficiency. Collaborating with Cottage Company, “Closing off the doorway created a real opportunity to expand the efficiency of the work area,” says Certified Kitchen Designer Liz Firebaugh of Petoskey’s Signature Kitchens.
The new wall space became the home for a standard size range and oven flanked by upper cabinets and honed quartzite counter surfaces. “The previous floor plan restricted the placement of truly useful upper cabinetry,” says Liz Firebaugh. “Closing the unused doorway allowed us to add upper and lower storage and significantly increase the counter space.”Anchored by a microwave and full-size refrigerator, and within reach of the farmhouse sink and dishwasher, this new space was ready to work smoothly for single or multiple cooks.
A pass-through arch links the kitchen to the dining and living rooms and increases the feeling of spaciousness. The kitchen’s footprint was further enhanced through the choice of Medallion cabinetry, painted clean white, and pale blue walls, a complement to the clear waters of the bay outside the bank of windows.