Phase 2B: Kitchen After Construction

The kitchen, breakfast room, butlers pantry, and screen porch. Instead of returning the house to its original footprint, I decided to keep the tumor wing, gut it and the kitchen, and transform both into what you see in the above floor plan. Every square inch has been efficiently maximized. But while bringing it up to contemporary standards, I wanted the overall design to emulate what was traditionally done in the kitchens of the 1920s and 30s by using ceramic tile for the back splashes and counters, vinyl composition tiling for the floor, and a wall-mounted faucet above the sink.

I had known that there had originally been a breakfast room with a window located between the dining room and kitchen and wanted to reintroduce both into the new design but not exactly as they had been. That area is now called the butler’s pantry or bar, but usually the “bar.” The breakfast room has now been relocated into the second half of the kitchen area along with the laundry room and screen porch.

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