WIDER APPEAL - Northwest DC kitchen remodel
The owners of this Northwest DC condo wanted more elbow room in their galley kitchen. A space-conscious fix came with bringing down a wallâ€”and the dreaded popcorn ceilingâ€”to open up the kitchen to the adjacent double-height dining and living space. Matte white cabinetry and integrated appliances make the kitchen feel even bigger, while the peninsulaâ€™s slim engineered quartz counter extends as a buffet into the dining area. Just beyond the wall ovens, tall cabinets with convenient pullout storage up the efficiency and capacity of the former closed-in pantry. Two white shelves pop against the gray glass back splash and reflect the stainless detailsâ€”including a boxy custom exhaust hoodâ€”that complete the clean, minimalist palette. Also on the clientâ€™s wishlist: maximize the condoâ€™s coveted views. To that end, the kitchenâ€™s streamlined design doesnâ€™t dare detract from the picture-perfect wooded park grounds beyond. Opening up the kitchen also created uninterrupted sight lines to the adjoining roomâ€™s balcony views and flooded the space with natural light. Minimalist track heads and LED spotsâ€”placed within the realigned soffitsâ€”combine to provide additional ambient and task lighting.Under the kitchen window, a breakfast nook may boast the best seat in the house. A comfortable banquetteâ€”complete with drawer storage belowâ€”stands on stainless legs above the kitchenâ€™s durable, low-maintenance luxury vinyl tile (installed right on top of the existing floor). A right-sized, glass-top table mirrors light while rounding out the perfect spot for morning coffee and convo.