After contending with the cramped kitchen in their vintage Northwest DC row house for a while, a couple with four young kids contacted Case Design & Remodeling for an overhaul. They requested a more livable and accessible kitchen with a modern-eclectic vibe.
“The original kitchen was actually tucked under the stair to one side of the back door,” recounts designer Carolyn Elleman, who spearheaded the project. She and her team shifted the kitchen’s location to the other side of the door and replaced the solid-wood door with a French door and sidelites that let in natural light.
An airy, L-shaped layout took shape with a peninsula separating the workspace from the breakfast area. Flat-panel Crystal cabinetry in white and textured-pine melamine is paired to sleek effect with white MSI Q Quartz countertops and a glass-tile backsplash. Eclectic accents include industrial-chic Rejuvenation pendants and a Grohe faucet with an orange hose that matches cookware and small appliances in the same hue. Chalkboard paint on the peninsula wall fosters kid-size creativity.
Kitchen Design: Carolyn Elleman, CKBR, UDCP, Case Design & Remodeling, Inc. Contracting: Case Design & Remodeling, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland.