The homeowner’s beach house on a beautiful Vaughn Bay lot was in dire need of a remodel. The small house was made to feel even smaller by the division of the space into separate rooms, dark cabinetry and millwork, and small windows facing the beautiful view of the water. The homeowners wanted to focus the remodel on turning the current kitchen into a fitting beach house kitchen.
One of the major pieces of this remodel was to open the ceiling up in the kitchen. The existing ceiling joists were removed to exposed the original roof beams. A new tongue and grove ceiling was installed and was painted white to match the existing ceiling in the adjoining family room. Columns that separated the kitchen from the living room were removed and replaced with a beam allowing the kitchen to gain a little space from the family room.
The dark and dated cabinets were replaced with new white shaker cabinets with a clean quartz countertop and glass tile backsplash. With the new ceiling height in this area, the kitchen cabinets were able to be raised slightly giving more storage space in the cabinets and also a crown molding to finish the tops of the cabinets. Next to the stove there is an upper cabinet that is open to the kitchen. This cabinet houses plates, shelving and a vertical wine rack.
The kitchen layout was redesigned to create a more functional kitchen. The refrigerator remained on the same wall but was moved to the end to allow for a pantry cabinet. The microwave that used to take up space in a pantry cabinet was moved and given a space within the upper cabinetry. The stove and the sink exchanged locations. By infilling a window that used to be over the sink the stove was able to become a focal point. A sleek modern range hood is displayed in the glass tile backsplash as it continues up to the ceiling. The sink moved to the peninsula allowing for more usable counter space for the seating area of the peninsula.
With the beach house kitchen now complete, the homeowners have a beautiful, light and open space to enjoy.