Kitchen from Overworked to Functional

This kitchen makeover was years overdue. The cabinets were maxed out, there was not adequate counter space and the lighting was insufficient. My design challenge was to maximize the floor space and add more linear counter space. Storage had to be improved and made easier to access. 

Rich Maid Kabinetry, one of three cabinet lines offered by American Home Gallery, was the choice for this project. Every cabinet is made to my exact specifications to ensure that every square inch is maximized.

White subway tile, black granite counters and white cabinets maintain a classic style that compliments the entire antique home.

The island top is maple butcher block with permanent finish, by Grothouse Lumber, built in a custom shape per my drawing.

Julie Fergus, ASID, is a nationally published interior designer. Her studio and showroom is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Julie's clients are primarily in the Lakes Region and Mount Washington Valley, however, she will travel throughout the state and North |

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Finished kitchen is a classic style, perfect for this older home.
The before kitchen was cramped, overworked and not extremely functional.
Maximizing the space above the refrigerator is a must. Freestanding refrigerators appear larger than when built-in.
The before kitchen did not maximize the wall space.
This is the island. A cubby for the microwave keeps counters clear. A pull-out double trash bin keeps the floor clear. The wall in the background is major pantry storage and a broom closet.
The table was a clutter magnet which did not maximize the space.
The traffic flow through the kitchen to the foyer and dining room was made easy.
The prior layout was crowed and did not provide ample traffic flow space.

These tall cabinet maximize the square footage.
Blind corner cabinet.
Blind corner cabinet shelves.
Blind corner cabinet roll-outs. This maximizes the storage area.
The floorplan illustrates the efficient layout.

Drawers used for baking ingredients.

Deep drawer for pots and pans.

Double trash is a must!

Drawer for spices.

Drawer for baking ingredients.