A 1980s Chevy Chase, MD home featured an outdated and compartmentalized floor plan.
But with a smart design solution for reconfiguring interior space, the home was given new life in this remodel of a kitchen, adjoining breakfast space, family room, and laundry room. Clear client requirements – an open floor plan fusing living and kitchen space – were met with a carefully planned kitchen that maximizes counter space and storage often only seen in larger homes. Reconfiguration of the current floor plan, made possible by the removal of a redundant hallway, ensures a kitchen traffic flow around the kitchen's work area – a design choice that resulted in a multifunctional entertainment and living space. Access now flows easily from the garage through the laundry room to the kitchen and into the dining room, and from the foyer through the family room into the kitchen. The newly configured kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, built-in wall ovens, and much-needed kitchen storage. Removing a closet in the once unattractive and largely inefficient laundry room made way for new cabinetry, a new laundry sink, and a new stack washer/dryer unit. Smaller details, from custom built-ins to a secret drawer for printer storage, gave the home character and charm.