A small galley kitchen from decades in the past with a 7′ ceiling , meets a woman with a DREAM. She had been told the ceiling couldn’t be raised because of the pipes in the ceiling. We raised the pipes, the wiring and installed a duct for the new hood. By removing several interior walls, along with raising the ceiling, it opened up the kitchen to the rest of the home. When we team with great trade partners and a client with a vision it can make a world of difference.
Those columns are not simply decorative, they support the main beam for the second floor, after we removed the walls to open up the kitchen. And they serve as a chase to get electricity into the island inside one column and the gas line for the cooktop inside the other column.
The photos below show the kitchen BEFORE the renovation.
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Now a family of five can gather to work, eat and play together in a family friendly kitchen open to the rest of the home.
“Remarkably, we had a functional kitchen within a week’s time. You also took great care to minimize “dust” intrusion to the remaining parts of the house.”