These clients were inspired by the fusion style of marrying the simplicity of Japanese design and warm, cozy Scandinavian minimalism. Before we got our hands on this Columbus kitchen, the closed-off layout made it difficult to have a function and flow to work in and the dated appearance made it stand out from the rest of the home.
Project Completed: 2022
The original design of this home was very segmented and closed off. The kitchen, dining and family room were separated by several walls. A critical element of the success of the new floor plan was the removal of almost all of them. The existing kitchen was dated, dark and closed off from the rest of the house. The laminate counters, vinyl floors and well-worn cabinets were a far cry from the polished, upscale space these clients wanted.
The wall that divided the kitchen from the dining room was load bearing and required adjustments to account for the necessary beam. We reinforced the wall alongside the pantry and built a partial wall to support the beam needed to carry the load. This also gave the client’s a drop zone near the home’s entry for keys, bags and other odds and ends.