Cynthia, Queen Bee
Case Study: A Condo Kitchen Re-Design
Adding 40% more storage space without moving any walls
Our clients live in a waterfront property on Brickell with stunning views – including from the kitchen which has 2 large windows. They are a family that loves to cook (and has every kitchen gadget imaginable). Their dated mica cabinets were insufficient, so they resorted to open racks wherever they could put them.
Create as much storage space as possible!
Create a small seating area against a window
Integrate a specific appliance package, with column fridge and freezer, wall oven and separate cooktop, micro hood and dishwasher
Modern, white and bright, minimal (to contain as much of their stuff as possible).
Challenges of the existing space:
Electrical panel facing inside the kitchen meant no cabinets could go along a significant section of a wall
The sink under a window would have been a fantastic solution, there was not enough space to fit a standard sink cabinet
We re-configured the kitchen, adding 40% more cabinet space while making it feel bigger; a much more pleasant space to cook and hang out in by:
Flipping the electrical panel to the other side of the wall (in another room)
Shifting the entryway
Relocating the cooking appliances and fridge
The result? We met all of the client's objectives:
2 additional walls were freed up to add cabinet space.
Window seating was added
Appliance package was incorporated as requested.
Better utilization of counter and prep space, and the space in general now feels bigger than before. The client even got her seating area - the perfect place to drink her morning coffee while watching the sun come up!