The kitchen is often the first room that homeowners want to renovate. This was certainly the case for a family of four and their 1920’s home in Fairfield, where the dark and outdated kitchen was transformed into a bright and functional space. The brief included maintaining the kitchen’s existing footprint to preserve the home’s original chimney and built-in millwork in the adjacent dining room. The space was visually transformed by integrating new millwork, finishes, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, hardware and efficient storage solutions.
Using the existing black floor tile as a starting point, the fresh and timeless palette includes a combination of black, layered whites and brass accents. The room was dimly lit, necessitating a lighting upgrade achieved by installing Cedar and Moss sconces above the sink, task lighting under the cabinets and recessed down-lights in strategic areas.
The extended quartz counter at the kitchen’s entrance creates a shallow ledge ideal for herbs and microgreens.
The 400-pound butcher block adjacent to the range is an enduring statement piece which will be used for years to come. The design approach for this project was to lift cues from the house’s heritage aspects while integrating ample storage opportunities and a contemporary aesthetic. The result is a fresh new purposeful space and happy clients!