Entered in Category: Remodel > Kitchens 150 sf and under
Project Brief: An 1800's farmhouse gets a sweet remodel for this Bristol baker. Maple butcher block, Bianco Carrara marble and Maple painted Linen cabinets keep the space light and fresh, filled with Vermont charm.
Project Details: My client purchased an 1835 farmhouse in 2016 with the intention to remodel the kitchen right away. After moving into the house, it became clear that other projects needed her attention first. In the meantime, it was her passion for baking that led to the start-up of her own business, Home Sweet VT. Three years had passed, and it was the perfect time to remodel her kitchen and to incorporate her love of baking cookies, pies and pastries while keeping the charm and honoring her century old home.
Yes, my client loves to bake, and she also loves to entertain family and friends. The original u-shaped kitchen was cramped, literally blocking her in and away from her guests. The new design called for a more open feeling. Inviting guests to mingle, and if interested, help with meal preparation. Designating work areas, clean up stations and storage was extremely important to my client for entertaining and for her business.
A 10' x 4' center island was designed with ample storage for bakeware with back to back base cabinetry. The white cast iron apron sink located in the island adds to the farmhouse charm, and is centrally located for baking and meal prep, along with clean-up for both. My client chose Bianco Carrera Marble countertops for its ease of prepping and rolling out dough, as it has been used for centuries in restaurants and bakeries around the world. The island is the main area for prepping, and with its grand size, it allows for mingling, tasting and a place for guests to sit.
On an adjacent wall a Maple Butcher block countertop was selected for one of the mixer stations. Below a space was designated for flour bins, with deep drawers to the left for pots and pans.
A stock cabinetry line, Waypoint Living Spaces, was selected in a Shaker door, painted Linen White. The original wood floors were refinished and brought back to life.
We moved the refrigerator to the outside wall next to the mixers and Blodgett oven and replaced the original space with a walk-in pantry. A beautiful custom barn door was built to cover the walk-in pantry adding function and charm. We replaced the 30" range with a Blue Star 48" gas range, offering two ovens for different baking temperatures.
With the completion of this renovation, my client said, "We are honoring this 1835 farmhouse by reinvigorating the kitchen, breathing new life that will sustain the generations to come."
Bristol, Vermont - 148 sf Design Notes: 1800's farmhouse remodel