If you live in a 1920’s house, keeping the character and details of the house are important. But with four kids, a new marriage and newly opened fitness studio, flow and functionality are also key. And that is exactly the situation Chad and Mandy found themselves in when they decided to renovate.
The once galley kitchen is now filled with beautiful, wood windows that look original to the home. The classic white subway tile, sleek, nickel faucet and farmhouse sink manage to make the space feel updated but classic, beautifully bridging old and new. Bumping out one side of the exterior walls allowed the former galley kitchen to be opened up into a large and airy space with vaulted ceilings. However, details like old, vintage brick in the butler’s pantry and reclaimed wood beams adorning the ceilings give the feeling that this new space is original to the home.
The beautiful white kitchen cabinets look fresh and crisp with the satin nickel hardware while allowing for ample storage -- key for a busy family of 6. The other key item, especially for the adults in the house, is the coffee bar that easily slides out of the cabinets to allow gourmet coffee brewing. And, when finished, the coffee bar slides back into the cabinets hiding any potential mess they may want to conceal. The other important feature in the home are the two dishwashers. According to Chad it’s a “game changer.”
Chad and Mandy were originally referred to Jama and Geoffrey by friends who had just undergone a kitchen renovation themselves. While they interviewed several contractors, Chad and Mandy wanted to work with someone local who knew and understood the local city codes. They also loved the fact that both Geoffrey and Jama are focused on being true to the character and nature of older homes. According to Mandy, “We wanted to work with a contractor and designer who respected the quality and craftsmanship found in older homes and wanted to recreate and emulate that in the new spaces of the home.” She adds, “It was important to us to use real materials like wood windows and old, wood beams. Geoffrey and Jama understand the importance of quality and how that contributes to the character and truly makes a house feel like home.”