Archive for September, 2009

Kitchen Renovation Project

I’m currently involved in the re-design of a kitchen in a late 70’s bungalow. The objective of the project is to drag the kitchen into the 21st century. It’s currently a dark musty room which is functional rather than pleasurable and is peripheral to the owners use of the house.
Facing northeast it’s cold and dark and the current floorplan has created a disjointed workspace, complicated by the fact that the room is also a passageway. The current cabinets are a chipboard construction faced with vinyl and the countertop is a similar construction. Unfortunately the chipboard has become musty (with some fungal growth on the wall facing surfaces.

So the first task for this project is to rip it all out!

The second task is to determine how the owner wants to use the kitchen in the future and what the scope and design brief are.