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Purdie

  • Purdie Residence:

    This early 1900’s bungalow home is located in Washington Park. The objective was to remodel the kitchen to be in keeping with the home’s original architecture, and not to look like a “remodeled kitchen”, but rather a warm comfortable kitchen that looked like it had been there for years.

  • The existing kitchen was very small, and in the new kitchen they wanted a lot more cabinetry storage and professional appliances.
  • I had to really think outside the box in order to get client’s list of wants and dreams into this tiny space. An old walk in pantry was removed in order to create a more open plan, a better traffic flow, and much more cabinetry and appliances, making the room twice as big as the original kitchen.
  • We removed the existing coat closet near the back staircase, and replaced it with a tall cabinet to house a second oven and microwave, and also replaced the old walk in pantry with shallow tall cabinets that store more in a much smaller space.
  • We chose finishes to complement the existing woodwork found throughout the home. A darker stained cherry with distressing finish updated the kitchen without making it feel too “new”. Inset doors with a classic raised panel and furniture details add to the charm.
  • All of the appliances were integrated with wood paneling which minimized the stainless steel in the room. A tumbled marble backsplash, beautiful Azul Café granite countertops were some of the other materials chosen, always keeping in mind the style and age of this old house that the Purdie’s love.