Kitchens don’t come much cuter than this…

Kitchen of the Week: Family Friendly and Stored With Secrets

 

This kitchen has a clever secret, but we’ll get to that in a minute. The family who lives here hired designer Nathan Taylor to turn their kitchen into a more flexible, functional space that all of them could enjoy. They didn’t want to abandon the history of their cottage, but they also wanted to put their stamp on it.


Traditional Kitchen by Springfield Interior Designers & Decorators, Nathan Taylor for Obelisk Home

The home was built in the 1940s and is what Taylor refers to as refined cottage style. Not so refined, though, was the kitchen, which had next-to-no storage and felt dark and cramped. The floor was linoleum on top of some more linoleum — and once they were ripped out, rotted wood floors were revealed.

Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: A family with 2 sons, ages 5 and 7
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Size: About 15 feet by 15 feet (21 square meters)
Team: Interior design: Nathan Taylor for Obelisk Home; cabinetry: Cabinet Concepts by Design


Traditional Kitchen by Springfield Interior Designers & Decorators, Nathan Taylor for Obelisk Home

The cabinetry conceals a handful of secrets. To the left, pocket doors open to reveal a baking center with a granite countertop that can be hidden when guests come over. It also conceals smaller appliances, including a microwave and toaster. Taylor added high upper cabinets with seeded-glass doors to make the 8-foot ceilings appear higher. Their lights help brighten the room, and the seeded glass adds to the period feel.

Author: kimhuntkw

We specialize in Real Estate in the Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore areas of the East Bay in California

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