Kitchen Expansion

Ross Township, PA

the details:

The space planning stage of this project was the most challenging. The original footprint of this kitchen was extremely small and compartmentalized. The client’s goal was to open up new walls to create a large kitchen with areas to serve, seat, and entertain their families. The first thing we planned for was to remove several walls around the kitchen and expand the opening to the front family room to create a site line directly centered on the gorgeous new island. A peninsula helped to define the space from the dining space and create an area for seating. Combining white painted inset shaker cabinets with dark brown stained inset cabinets offered a welcomed sharp contrast. The center line of this kitchen was also important from the peninsula area because I centered the buffet area, a focal point of the kitchen sandwiched between a run of white painted cabinets, on the seating of the peninsula area. We chose a quartzite in this kitchen as countertop that had translucent pockets of quartz that we uplit with led lighting for a glowing countertop effect that they could turn on when they entertained.

Features & Challenges of the Project:
  • The most challenging thing we discovered was correcting a sloping ceiling that was occurring naturally from the house settling
  • Planning the space and making the site lines perfect was the main goal
  • Inset cabinetry painted creamy white and dark stained maple
  • Shaker style doors with a beaded inset frame
  • Uplit quartzite countertops
  • Textured, rich brown subway tile backsplash and stainless steel and brushed nickel fixtures, lights, faucets, and hardware
completed project
Before + Progress Gallery