Kitchen Renovation: Gone with the Galley

Charlotte, NC

Architect/Designer: Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson
Categories & Options: Remodels

While the clients were happy with the existing galley kitchen layout, it was outdated, small, dark and isolated from the rest of the house.  The clients were sympathetic to the overall traditional style of the home and wanted the new space to be in keeping with the existing house.  The new kitchen added 3’of additional feet to the rear of the home.   By adding additional square footage and removing one wall, the clients gained space for a custom-built stainless steel island, additional cabinet space and an attached home office inside the kitchen. The kitchen’s classic modern look is completed with the marble slab backsplash and stainless steel appliances.  Small appliances that once cluttered the kitchen countertops are now concealed behind the cabinetry. The home office is discreetly hidden behind cabinets on the far end of the kitchen.  The existing breakfast room cabinetry was removed and new built-in cabinets were installed.  The main criteria for the new cabinets were to add display space for the clients’ glass art collection while functioning as a butler’s pantry. The clients also added a built-in banquette for seating at the breakfast room table where the children do homework and art projects. The breakfast room kept the original moldings and French doors with access to the new courtyard grill and garden area.  

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