>> Monday, April 21, 2014
Last summer I was contacted by a new client who was moving from Manhattan to Boston to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. She had just purchased a loft in Boston's Leather District and wanted help renovating her kitchen and bathroom. Here is the before:
So my goal with re-designing this space was to break it up and weave the kitchen space into the rest of this massive living space. We eliminated the overhead cabinets that were sadly hiding the beautiful, original columns. We relocated that storage space to large plate drawers in the base cabinets, full height pantry storage on the refrigerator wall, and a series of open shelves for everyday use. The kitchen footprint was enlarged and centered on the two columns it awkwardly straddled in the before shots. We built out a second pantry/storage unit in the space directly facing the kitchen area and painted the original factory door, which you can only see in the before photos by the hula-hoop that hangs on it, a chalky black. And after I begged and pleaded we kept that gorgeous, gorgeous floor.