A 1980s Chevy Chase, MD home featured an outdated and compartmentalized floor plan.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.
Open plan kitchen replaces once cramped and closed-off space.
Eco-friendly countertop materials and a recycled glass title backsplash in the kitchen suited the client's desire for a "transitional style" interior to blend with their traditional home.
The open kitchen and living area now flow easily for daily life.
Custom built-ins add functionality and charm to the new living space.
A secret drawer hides a bulky printer.
A secret drawer hides a bulky printer.
A new and efficient laundry room provided added storage and usable space.

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  • 3po3
    on Jan 5, 2012

    Love the stealth printer. I'll have to start scheming where to hide our eyesore of a printer. I don't understand why printers have to be so ugly and unreliable. The rest of the computing world is much more attractive and reliable. Is it only because Apple doesn't make printers? Sorry, got off on a tangent. This is lovely work, and I would also be curious to see some "before" shots. Kudos.

  • Heartbeat
    on Dec 8, 2015

    I'd like to see the before. It's great except the backsplash is overwhelming, it takes away from the rest of the kitchen

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