Contemporary kitchen

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

The kitchen in this Victorian two-flat was long overdue for a remodel.  The existing island was placed in the center of the space and created an awkward gap in between the island and the wall.  The exterior door was standard height, while all the windows were at 8'-0".  The key architectural elements were unbalanced and the large footprint was underutilized. In the design process, we replaced the small island with a large peninsula that extends to the exterior wall. This eliminated the awkard gap and expanded the cabinet space and serving island.  The door was replaced with an 8'-0" high french door to keep the architectural elements in line and allow for additional natural light.  The materials chosen were a combination of contemporary glossy white upper cabinets to make the space feel big and bright, and walnut base cabinets to bring warmth into the design.  We added walnut panels for the refrigerator and window frame on the same wall to pull everything together.



Architect of Record

Terri Johnson
Johnson Architecture, Inc.
2150 N. Seminary Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Phone: 773-320-8380
terri@tjarchitects.com

General Contractor

Tom Scanlon
RBR Remodeling
tom@rbrthr.com

Consultant 1

Steve Johnson
Atelier

Photography

Terri Johnson

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