Beth’s Tiny Kitchen


2017 NARI Metro DC CoTY Kitchen $60K-$100K Finalist

Project Overview

Beth loved everything about her Kensington 1930s brick colonial except for it’s teeny, tiny kitchen. It was dark, hard to clean, lacked storage, and counter space making it difficult for even one cook to use. So she called in Merrick to design her a more functional, bright space.

We made the kitchen space larger by removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room, adding nearly 44 square feet, which was almost 50% more kitchen space. To increase usable counter space, Beth opted for a u-shaped layout.

The interior organization of the cabinets was key to making this kitchen function well. Two heavy-duty “Lazy Susan” cabinets eliminate dead space, with one for pantry items and the other for cooking equipment. Drawers were used in the peninsula to maximize storage. And we finished the space off with an essential: a built-in wine rack.

Yes, there are going to be hiccups along the way — what renovation doesn't have them? But having a partner who knows how to address them — completely and honestly — is what makes Merrick a true 5-star remodeler.

- Beth

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