This kitchen renovation of an older home in the Glebe sought to bring contemporary equipment and functionality to the space and yet respect the character and period of the home’s original design.
An Arts and Crafts feel for the kitchen was given by the selection of wide-rail shaker doors for the cabinets, inspired by the existing flat panel house doors. Soapstone countertops with the farmhouse sink also add to the “period” character. Cobblestone travertine flooring with a complementary “mini” brick for the wall tiles contribute to the warm palette.
The ceiling beam design was necessary to camouflage an existing structural beam and beautifully completes the Arts and Crafts character.
Respecting the Environment Review
“When it came time in 2005 to renovate the kitchen in our century home, Friedemann proposed a design that optimized the use of space while blending naturally with the traditional characteristics of the house, a combination that ultimately won the Design First team an award for their work. Beyond the design, Friedemann delivered on his promise to manage all aspects of the renovation, leaving us to enjoy the emergence of our spectacular new kitchen, on time and on budget. Visitors inevitably comment on the kitchen, particularly its timeless quality and the way it integrates with the rest of our home. Given our high level of satisfaction, Design First was a natural choice when it came time in 2010 to renovate our master bath. Once again, Friedemann’s creative use of space and attention to detail produced a first class outcome.”