Kitchen Design: One Room Is Better Than Two

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

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One + One = One Better

This AU Park DC home had a tiny galley kitchen and a tiny breakfast room.  Neither of them worked satisfactorily.  Our interior designer combined the two under functioning rooms to make one high performance family kitchen.
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Take Down the Wall

People often ask us about removing a wall to "open up" a kitchen.  In this situation, taking out the wall and reconfiguring space was a no brainer.

What They Had

A galley kitchen with three doorways and a major thoroughfare (to the back yard) running down the middle could not provide adequate kitchen cabinetry for storage or enough counter top space for food preparation.


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What They Got

The new floor plan created independent function zones (including a nifty computer/media center) connected by a gorgeous hardwood (maple) topped center island.  The result is by no means a "large" kitchen.  It is, however, one that comes packed with beauty and efficiency.

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