One of our favorite projects is kitchen remodels, especially small or "weird" spaces. The challenge of making a functional and beautiful that our clients love is very rewarding. We also find many times small spaces come with smaller budgets only adding to the complexity of finding just the right solution to bring smiles to our client's spaces.
This was a fun project, for several reasons, great clients, a problem to solve, and the kitchen is similar to a family member's kitchen that I have thought of redesigning many times over the years. Well here is one solution for a kitchen that has a cooktop in the eat-at island, and limited spaces to move anything around to.
This early 20th-century Greenbelt row house just got some a young 21st-century family as its new owners. We took their tiny kitchen and dining area and turned it into an open living space that feels contemporary while nodding to its 20th-century international style roots.
This 11x19' kitchen need to house 11 different appliance and still have room for 4 people to sit and eat a meal. It was tight. Well we are very pleased with the results.
This coop home in Greenbelt had a lot of structural problems that were beyond my client’s control. We had to deal with the coop maintenance to fix the ceiling, plumbing, and foundation before we could begin our work. The result is a stunning open first floor that is filled with natural light. The kitchen features a unique 3D ceramic tile wall with a feather design, complemented by brass and white fixtures. The space reflects the sophistication and pride of the homeowner.
The owners of this Greenbelt mid-century love to entertain and are real foodies. They wanted a kitchen that reflected their home, love of cooking, and eclectic items gathered from around the world. We also wanted to give them enough room to entertain with plenty of for everyone to be included. This kitchen was doubled in size, opened to the foyer, opened to the back deck, and given a center core of lovely walnut. All new terrazzo floor tile throughout this floor along with reimaging the aesthetics of the foyer tying it into the mid-century feel of the walnut-clad kitchen.
Greenbelt is famous for its historic 1937 homes. Equally important to the community are the many single-family ranches built in the historic area in the '50s and '60s. This ranch on Greendale had seen some interesting and ugly renovation in its 1/2 century of life but this new young owners looking were looking to create a wonderful home and breath new life into their new home and community. They ask me to help give some real CPR to what was supposed to be a kitchen. The results are stunning.
This fun couple had the smallest kitchen we have worked on, to date. It was an awkward layout with 2 entrances and no usable countertop space. The new kitchen is in the same foot print but now is wide open with long usable countertops and wonderful views through the connected great room.
Sometimes the best way to start a new life together is to make the home you share reflect both of you. A couple that was just moving in together and planning on getting married felt that way. My job was to take a home that was hers and make it theirs. They have been happily married for more than a year and their home is a blend of both of their taste and looks great!
The mid-century home built by a local legend and historical figure was beginning to show its age especially in the kitchen. The goal was to create a bright and inviting kitchen that was modern but would still fit with the mid-century house and natural surrounding that define the historical town of Greenbelt
We have finished another 1937 GHI kitchen here in our hometown of Greenbelt. These clients were looking for a retro kitchen with an original focus on the kitschy '50s but through 3 design rounds and 3 concepts, the final design is a far more modern take on Mid-century with elements from the '50s, '60s, and early '70s. They love it.
This wonderful example of mid-century style this jewel box of an Eichler inspired home from the 50's had a kitchen stuck in a bad 80's update. Now it has a perfectly befitting contemporary mid-century inspired kitchen. We used enamel white cabinetry from a big-box store to add needed storage while creating the "floating" upper cabinets indicative of 50's contemporary homes. Then top it off with the teal glass tiles that bridge the 'kitschy' 50's with today's take on mid-century style.
So this Greenbelt home is another "New Deal" home built in 1937. This homeowner wanted to increase her counter and storage space without breaking the budget. We created this stunning kitchen with the look of Italian Sodalite Blue marble at a fraction of the cost and will stay pretty far longer than any marble. In the end, it's a simple navy and white kitchen with a focal point of blue marble that draws the occupant into the space.
This is the perfect kitchen for the perfect owner of this 900 sqft. townhome. This 10'x5' kitchen is the perfect size for 1 with 24" appliances and open shelving and white cabinets to keep this modern farmhouse kitchen bright and inviting.
Our client was looking for a modern retro style that would not break the bank. In addition to that request to re-use the one original 1937 metal kitchen cabinet left from prior owner renovations. We were up to the challenge and look forward to preserving a piece of Greenbelt history.
The homeowner purchased this house in the middle of 2020 with everything gone on. This was a lovely location here in Greenbelt but the house needed some love and attention (in other words design). Working closely with the homeowner the house got new flooring, new paint job, reworked master bedroom and a new kitchen and powder room.
The owners of this home are a young couple just starting their family. Their townhouse just didn't have a kitchen that was functional for a family of 3. So we help them reimage this small space and gave them the plans to implement their kitchen.
This kitchen served my clients for many wonderful years. It just wasn't a wonderful kitchen. It lacked storage and the appliances were at the end of their life cycle. We addressed all of this by increasing the storage, new appliances, and more workable space, all without increasing the size of the kitchen or breaking the budget.
This home is part of the historic Greenbelt Towns, a visionary project of the New Deal that aimed to create model communities for low-income citizens1. Built-in 1937 with cement and cinderblock, it has a unique layout that reflects the experimental spirit of the architects and builders1. It features a powder room in the kitchen corner, a pantry closet, and a wall separating the dining and kitchen areas. To make the most of this space, we decided to demolish the cement walls and create an open floor plan. The result is a cozy and modern home that the owner loves.