Cape Cod Refresh and Reconfiguration

Allison Park

the details:

The first floor of our client’s home was not serving their active family. With two young children, they needed a more open layout with a large kitchen at the center. They are also book lovers who were very interested in adding shelving and storage throughout the first floor.

The ambitious reconfiguration of the first floor brought forth a remarkable transformation, shaping a space that seamlessly blends convenience and modern aesthetics. Walls were expertly repurposed to carve out a generous, open kitchen adorned with a sprawling island, becoming the vibrant heart of the home. This culinary haven, complete with ample seating, serves as a gathering point for cherished moments. Adjacent stands a walk-in pantry and a thoughtfully integrated laundry room, offering practicality without compromising elegance. Abundant shelving adorns the walls and island, creating a sanctuary for books and treasured items, while cleverly concealed storage solutions ensure a clutter-free environment. An expanded powder bath with the addition of a shower and tub is now conveniently connected to the guest room with a hallway entrance as well for easy access. This reimagined layout not only maximizes functionality but also breathes new life into the home, fostering an inviting and harmonious living space for both relaxation and entertainment.

Features & Challenges of the Project:

In opening up the layout, we discovered a structural beam in the kitchen that we needed to maintain. In an effort to make the beam look more intentional and aesthetically pleasing, we wrapped it with wood. We also custom designed shelves to wrap the island for essential book storage.



  • DuraSupreme Cabinetry: White Paint & Maple Island & Hood with Cashew Stain – Shaker DoorStyle
  • Hansgrohe Joleena Faucets in Stainless Steel
  • Hanstone Bravil Marfil Countertop
  • 2×10 Blue Ceramic Backsplash
  • Brass Pendant Lights and Decorative Hardware on Cabinets


  • Cast Iron Paint and Modern Shaker Vanity
  • Porcelain Tile with Marble Look


  • White Shaker Cabinets with Butcher Block Top
completed project
Before + Progress Gallery