A Kitchen For You To Be Inspired By: White, Wood and Navy

Updates in Oregon

So, we saw this great article by Stephanie Granada with Houzz and wanted to inspire you with what you CAN do with your kitchen…

Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple with two small kids, a dog and a cat
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 216 square feet, including dining room (20 square meters)
Designers: Husband-wife duo Terah Beth Baltzer Varga (designer) and Justin Varga (builder and contractor) of The Jack + Mare Design & Build

Before. The homeowners found their existing 1970s kitchen dark and cramped, and they disliked that the wall to the right made it feel closed off from the living room. “The parents couldn’t see what the kids were doing when they were cooking together in the kitchen,” says designer Terah Beth Baltzer Varga.

A peninsula with open shelves above it was meant to provide extra storage but really just made the space look and feel more cluttered. It also blocked the flow of light from adjacent windows.


After. This photo, taken from the same angle as the previous photo, shows how removing the peninsula and the wall to the right changed everything. “We were lucky that the wall separating the kitchen and living room was not structural,” the designer says. “That was a huge cost saver.”

Without altering the footprint, she and her builder-husband Justin Varga created a new layout that allowed the kitchen, living and dining rooms to work in tandem and maximize flow.

All the cabinets, fixtures and appliances were replaced as well.

Fixture above island: Capucina one-light mini pendant


See the rest of the article here… https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/99229957/list/kitchen-of-the-week-white-wood-and-navy-updates-in-oregon

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