1970’s Kitchen Gets New Life

Our recent clients have lived in their Arlington home for years and knew it was time for some updating. Not only was their original 1970’s galley kitchen visually dated, but also was less than functional – it’s doorway into the dining room got in the way of opening the refrigerator door, the narrow layout lacked space to host friends and family for get-togethers, and the entire room was poorly lit with one large fluorescent light in the middle of the ceiling. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, these are very common problems with traditional galley-style kitchens built in that era. Luckily, we were able to assist our clients with a fresh, modern design and breathe new life into their tired kitchen! Read more

1970’s Kitchen Gets New Life

 
 
Our recent clients have lived in their Arlington home for years and knew it was time for some updating. Not only was their original 1970’s galley kitchen visually dated, but also was less than functional – it’s doorway into the dining room got in the way of opening the refrigerator door, the narrow layout lacked space to host friends and family for get-togethers, and the entire room was poorly lit with one large fluorescent light in the middle of the ceiling. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, these are very common problems with traditional galley-style kitchens built in that era. Luckily, we were able to assist our clients with a fresh, modern design and breathe new life into their tired kitchen!
 
As you can see in the before photos below, the original kitchen felt very crowded. There was a small pass through over the sink, but it didn’t do much by means of opening the space. The narrow doorways, double oven and low-hanging fur down contributed to the crowded feel of the room and took up valuable storage and counter space. The mentioned fluorescent ceiling light created a dim setting and caused shadows over the workspaces – not ideal for cooking!
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