Five years ago my mama decided she had had enough of the kitchen in the home I grew up in. She wanted a “grandma” kitchen. The original kitchen was about half the size of this to allow for an eat-in nook. It had a peninsula that housed the cooktop with cabinets and hood above that blocked my mom from being able to communicate with guests. We worked within the existing footprint, but made much better use of the space! By relocating the pantry into the linen closet behind the kitchen, we were able to move the fridge from the center of the room and move the cooktop to where the fridge used to be. We detached the peninsula and turned it into an 8 foot island which opened up the space and allowed for easier circulation in the kitchen and provided more counter space to work on. Seating at the island allows for casual dining, replacing the eat-in area. Classic shaker doors, new warm wood floors, old school lights, and cup pulls help create the “grandma” look my mama wanted. The tone-on-tone grays of this kitchen as well as new stainless steel appliances and a touch sink faucet make this kitchen anything but your grandma’s kitchen!
Credits: Petals, Flowers by Katie
Photos: Mitch Shenker Studio