Updated Charm

This charming Lyon Park house was built in 1925, when the typical kitchen was small, modest and closed-off from the rest of the home. For a family that loves to cook and bake, the cramped, outdated and dysfunctional kitchen was a source of constant frustration. Our new design expanded the kitchen into an adjacent sunroom, opening it up to the rest of the home and creating a spacious, light and modern kitchen that now serves as the heart of the home. We more than doubled the amount of countertop space and added much needed pantry storage as well as a dedicated coffee nook. The bold blue handcrafted tile, honed black granite, white shaker cabinets and substantial matte black pulls complement the rustic modern style of the adjoining living space.

The first floor bathroom was also in dire need of updating – the old pink tiles, cast iron tub and peeling radiator had long ago lost their charm. We replaced the tub with a custom tiled walk-in shower, complete with glass surround, recessed niche and waterfall bench; the old radiator was replaced with a dual purpose hydronic heater/towel warmer. To open up floor space, we replaced an old vanity with a sleek, wall-hung sink which makes the bathroom feel more spacious than before. The updated hexagon mosaic provides a modern twist on the classic tile shape and the walnut mirror paired with a vintage style vanity light rounds out the design.

Location

Arlington, VA

Project Size

Kitchen – 200 SF

Hall Bathroom – 40 SF

Year Completed

2018