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Kitchen Transformation in DC

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A low-spring arch replicates other arches in
the home and provides a gentle way to open the
wall between the kitchen and dining room.

From Online Remodeling Book Chapter 17 “A Light and Airy Row House Kitchen”

Finding just the right space for retirement is in many ways just like any other home purchase. It can mean buying a home in the right location, with most of the desired features—and then making some changes to get the rest of the way there. In the case of two clients in Washington DC’s Foxhall Village neighborhood, their new urban residence home, a brick and stucco Tudor row house from the 1920s, needed such an upgrade.

Narrow and dark, the existing kitchen impeded their ability to chat with guests during meal preparation and entertaining. But a creative design and a small addition, coupled with a smart use of space, dramatically, functionally, and aesthetically improved their new home.

Turning a Gloomy Kitchen Into a Bright & Airy Space

In order to effectively extend their tiny galley kitchen, my clients willingly sacrificed a rear porch. But what they lost in outdoor space, they gained in usable kitchen space. What the homeowners once described as a “gloomy galley kitchen” is now the ideal place to cook and entertain.

Download our eBook to find out about how we remodeled the kitchen and transformed it into a bright and airy space!

“ Hi, Bruce,
I look forward to your articles in Chevy Chase Village Life -- I love bungalows so I immediately read the article in the latest issue that arrived yesterday (as your team was here planning for the photo shoot). I also liked the Sponsor Spotlight this month -- featuring your company. Is it possible to get a reprint or link to your article on porches that appeared recently? I would love to add one to our NC beach home, but so far no one has been able to figure out how to get access from the inside to the outside! I know my sister would love to see the article too. Thanks for ALL of your amazing work. I hope you will feel free (and confident) to use us as references. The only hard part will be communicating what an outstanding job -- beyond our high expectations -- your team did for us. We are demanding, but your team is more demanding in the excellence that they deliver. ”

Linda, Chevy Chase, MD