Architect Chad DeWitt of Hwang DeWitt admits he prefers the sleek lines of Kitchen Cabinets Cheap Prices modernism and the freedom of a healthy budget, but when a cousin and his wife approached him to design a kitchen for their San Francisco Victorian using limited funds, family ties meant he couldn’t say no. “But I warned them, it would be my version of a turn-of-the-century kitchen,” he says. “I wanted to push the boundaries.” By applying color, mod touches and smart design features, the architect gave them a kitchen whose form suggests Queen Victoria at her most proper, but whose details reflect the cutting-edge principles of architect Adolf Loos.Photography by Alex Amend "Like many kitchens born in the Victorian age, Kitchen Cabinets Cheap Prices this one was crafted in a narrow galley shape, and likely started life as more of a utilitarian scullery than a serene family gathering space.
In the 1970s, the kitchen had undergone a drastic remodel that included all the neo-hippie details you might imagine (think rustic wood and stained glass). But the vintage stove somehow survived the layer of groovy. “These things are workhorses,” says DeWitt. “We didn’t have to do a thing to it.”
Cabinets above the range stretch to the ceiling and are accessed by a Kitchen Cabinets Cheap Prices library ladder. The other half of the kitchen is a different story. “I kept the cabinets on one side deliberately low to suggest furniture,” says DeWitt, noting that true Victorian kitchens relied on case goods for storage. “I specified really large molding for the tops of these cabinets,” he says. “The people at the supply house thought I was crazy, but I knew playing with the proportions would give it a great twist.”
Although there’s undercabinet lighting here, DeWitt avoided recessed lighting in the ceiling, which he lowered to bring a human scale to the room. Instead, he installed a row of double pendant lights down the center of the kitchen. “There’s something unattractive about recessed lighting,” Kitchen Cabinets Cheap Prices he says. “And certainly Victorians wouldn’t have had lighting like that.”
Many Victorian homes in San Francisco started out with an adjacent screened-in porch that was eventually fully enclosed. DeWitt widened the door between the two kitchen and this home’s former porch, adding a transom window to share light between the rooms.
DeWitt’s big, and unarguably modern, idea was to install an industrial Kitchen Cabinets Cheap Prices garage door that acts as a roll-up wall. When it retracts, the family is treated to semi–al fresco dining in this typically sunny San Francisco neighborhood.The project became a family affair. “Our uncle built the cabinet doors and drove them in from New Mexico,” DeWitt says. And the wife’s father helped them hand paint the cabinets, giving them an appropriate Victorian Kitchen Cabinets Cheap Prices finish."