Our Tiny Condo Kitchen Remodeling Project

Kitchen Remodeling Means Thinking Inside the Box

In kitchen remodeling, size does not matter.  Large space or small, the design process is the same.  The kitchen designer has to has to make an assessment as to which attributes of the space can be changed and which are fixed.   Creativity must take place within boundaries.  If there aren’t any obvious boundaries, you make some.  But there are always limitations in remodeling a kitchen located in a condominium where plumbing and gas lines are fixed.  Such was the case with this condo kitchen remodel in the Glover Park neighborhood in Washington D.C.  Here is what we found when we arrived on day one:

tiny condo kitchen BEFORE renovation by Gilday
DINING AREA WITH KITCHEN THROUGH NARROW DOORWAY ON LEFT

Making the Most of a Little Space

Kitchen and bath designer Ellen Witts says “in a small space, the trick is to make it feel as open as you can.”   For this kitchen remodeling assignment, Ellen had to unify a large living, dining, and kitchen area and make it feel more open.  She capitalized on the large windows and removed the partition wall separating the kitchen from the dinette, resulting in gracefully joined areas and increased natural light.

condo kitchen and dining area AFTER renovation by Gilday Renovations
THE DESIGN PLAN CREATES A BUILT-IN SEATING AND STORAGE

The most delightful feature in this new kitchen are the built-in cabinets which bring continuity from the kitchen cabinetry into the dinette.  Two tall cabinets flank a seating bench with storage drawers underneath, contributing to the unity of the two spaces and providing storage and seating.  The design of chandelier further supports the open feel of the kitchen.

tiny condo kitchen opens to dining area AFTER renovation by Gilday
KITCHEN CABINETS CARRY THROUGH INTO THE DINETTE TO CREATE BANQUETTE SEATING AND STORAGE

How Remodeling A Kitchen Helped Unify the Entire Condo

In terms of unifying the  entire living space Ellen:

  • wrapped crown molding continuously through the entire space
  • maintained the same paint color throughout
  • continued the hardwood flooring throughout
  • ran cabinetry from the kitchen into the dinette area

This kitchen design and remodeling achieved all it objectives:  It defined three distinct functional areas, unified the three into one large space, and brought light and an open feeling throughout.  There wasn’t a lot of space to work with and the designer made the most of it.

CUSTOM CABINETS MAKE THE MOST OF LIMITED SPACE

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