This Brooklyn, New York, couple loves to cook, but their kitchen was small and dysfunctional, especially RTA Cabinets online for two people trying to work at once. They wanted to add counter space, a more efficient and functional layout, and modern appliances while keeping the character of their 1905 bungalow intact. Interior designer Tracey Stephens helped them pull together a warm, eclectic look with Arts and Crafts and Victorian-era elements that fit the style and age of the home. Now the kitchen is a much-loved space that positively glows. "Photos by Wing Wong
Since it’s tough to get a shot of the entire space, here are “before” and “after” plans RTA Cabinets online to help orient you as we explore the kitchen. Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc“While this kitchen has a work triangle, it also has work zones,” Stephens says. “One person can be working at the range while the other works at the dishwasher-sink or the baking station.”
BEFORE: The range did not have any counter space around it. The window to the right didn’t have a great view and opened up the kitchen to lots of eyes in a large apartment building nearby. The vinyl floors had seen better days. However, the room did have two lovely pendant lights on a pulley system that Stephens was able to clean up and use in the remodeled space. Tracey Stephens Interior Design IncAFTER: For RTA Cabinets online the new layout, Stephens moved the range across the kitchen and made the window higher, letting the light in but offering much more privacy. An open counter preserves the radiator underneath. (This is also a spot for two stools; they just hadn’t arrived in time for the photo shoot.) She left the corner cabinet on the right open. “It felt too closed in and blocky to have a closed cabinet, but it needed more structure than bracketed RTA Cabinets online open shelves to fit in with the crown molding overhead,” she says.
BEFORE: The refrigerator was blocking a beautiful stained glass window, original to the home.Tracey Stephens Interior Design IncAFTER: “It was my clients’ idea to turn the window into a pass-through into the dining room,” Stephens says. She added hinges and a handle so that they could take advantage of the opening between the two rooms.
This marble-topped baking station was at the top of one of the RTA Cabinets online homeowner’s lists. “Other things happen here, but this is where he bakes, and he keeps his supplies, like flour, sugar and mixing bowls, on the open shelves right here,” she says. The shelf brackets are black cast iron.
BEFORE: The homeowners wanted to get more cabinet storage space out of the renovations, and the existing cabinets were dated and in bad shape.Tracey Stephens Interior Design IncAFTER: Stephens RTA Cabinets online got rid of the window in the previous photo so that the cabinets could have better flow. She made the second window along this wall larger and placed the sink beneath it. The new cabinets were custom crafted from FSC-certified wood and finished with a nontoxic base paint and RTA Cabinets online custom glaze."