A small, cramped kitchen and an excess of undefined living spaces prompted these homeowners to seek the help of Albertsson Hansen. As graphic designers, these clients brought their sharp wit and design sensibility to the process. With removal of a wall between the existing kitchen and dining room, this home gained a new functional, and spacious kitchen with a built-in breakfast nook and small sitting area. Mudroom and a half bath were integrated into the design. In the dining room, a built-in buffet and bookshelves offer space for books and knee space and file drawers to double as a home office. A full-height glazed door hutch, housing serving pieces and glassware, mirrors the swinging doors on the opposite side of the buffet. Upstairs, two existing bathrooms were completely remodeled and a laundry space was added.
Pantry cabinets are "hidden" in the millwork and a custom-designed dog gate slides out from behind the lower cabinets.
"Its nice to be in spaces that are so organized and easy to use. It makes me feel more organized than I really am."- Owner