Kitchen of the Week: Family Friendly and Stored With Secrets
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
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.