Before: Lowered ceiling to house the dark Mediterranean style cabinets with Formica countertops. Created a closed in feeling.
After: Removing all the cabinets and opening up the ceiling to the existing height of the rest of this Co-op floor-thru immediately opened up the kitchen. The red brick was white washed to soften the brick to flow more smoothly with the color of the living and dining room walls. The cabinets were Mission style made of Hickory wood creating that earthy open feeling. Utilizing the 9’0” ceiling height, it allowed for a 42” high wall cabinet with room to display beautiful vases, candlesticks and plates. Leaving the side opposite the stove created the California style kitchen. The kitchen was extended to house a pantry and 30” refrigerator. Along with a double gas freestanding oven. Corner cabinets both had turn tables to allow for easy access.
Next to the sink was the dishwasher. That side of the kitchen created a space to eat at. The countertop was made of a laminate with stacked plywood sides to creat the same feel as the Hickory wood.