This antique farmhouse in Riverside, CT got a JWH Kitchen renovation!
This beautiful JWH kitchen has caught the eye of the Editor of Cottages & Gardens to be featured in this January issue. This stained dark cherry JWH Kitchen, with Calcutta countertops and stainless appliances, has an appealing “trendy” look to appeal to their readers. The kitchen looked great enough to be photographed 7 years after being finished for their feature article. This was a testament to classic design, timeless materials, and excellent quality cabinetry. Both the homeowner and our JWH Team are proud to be part of this accomplishment!
Space planning is the key to all– and it needs to happen as the first step. This converted antique barn had all the spaces, but in all the wrong places. Expanding the footprint was not the right solution since it didn’t actually solve the problem. Jennifer Howard from JWH Design & Cabinetry was brought in to solve the mystery. How do you create flow, function and great family living spaces?
Thinking outside the box–literally– was the answer. Turning the corner with the main part of the kitchen, and connecting to the family/living room, made all the difference. The narrower portion of the room, previously the main kitchen space, was perfectly proportioned to serve as the “butler’s pantry” (i.e. snack ares on a daily basis.) Hidden areas behind the backsplash, that backed under existing stairs, became valuable countertop storage for everyday appliances. These ideas were well ahead of their time in 2006 and are still functioning beautifully today. Hint: this blog has just been updated on 2018!
This family with 4 young children was thrilled beyond their expectations at the time of the renovation. Moreover, they were impressed when it was photographed and published 7 years after being completed by Cottages & Gardens for the Kitchen Trends issue.