This Main Line family needed more space, more storage, and above all, they wanted a beautiful kitchen that complimented their home’s character. They were in love with a patterned wood floor tile they found online and asked if we could incorporate it. We avoided other patterns that would compete with the floor and proposed a bright and airy kitchen with bold pops of black and stained cherry wood.
The new space combines the original kitchen with an adjacent laundry room and tiny bath (it was really just a toilet in a closet). The updated layout adds room for seating and opens up the backyard entrance to the kitchen. A hand washing utility sink is off the kitchen, centrally placed between the back door and the new powder room. Custom cabinets provide a tight fit and were used to hide the dishwasher, coffee maker, and microwave.
Philadelphia Custom Kitchen
Owned by a young family in Mt Airy, this traditional home had a dated layout. The original pink tile kitchen was far from the rest of the rooms and too small for entertaining. Our clients wanted to move the kitchen into an existing sitting room and open up a wall to the dining room. For a family that loves gardening, kids, dogs, and beer brewing, the kitchen needed to work hard and feel roomy.
Our interior designers created a colorful space outfitted with organizers and hidden storage. We repeated an arch detail to open the wall between rooms while preserving original moldings. Concrete tile and quartz counters are durable and beautiful. Matte black hardware and wood floors are easy to clean.
The previous kitchen was converted into a multi functional work room. We preserved the pink tile, added a reclaimed wood wall, and carved out areas for laundry, brewing, and coat storage. The final product is fun and modern, it celebrates the history of the home and creates new life within it.
Philadelphia Custom Kitchen Tour
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Philadelphia Country Craftsman Kitchen
This 1920's Philadelphia row home had been remodeled with an ugly and non-functional kitchen. Our clients loved the open floor plan, but wanted to bring back some historic charm to match the period details throughout their home. When we saw their collection of vintage hardware, live edge wood, and craftsman tiles we knew that they wanted something special. We reconfigured the layout to fit a larger island with deep storage drawers. Near the refrigerator we added a wall of cabinets that hides small appliances, a microwave, and includes tons of extra storage. Airy Kitchens also sourced custom curtains and a new exterior door. The final product is a little bit country, a little bit craftsman, and a very happy place!
Mt Airy Kitchen Remodel
Welcome to our showroom kitchen! This Mt Airy kitchen remodeling project was inspired by historic homes we visited in Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne and Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.
We wanted to enlarge the kitchen and open it up to the rest of this traditional style Philadelphia row home. By combining two rooms, we were able to create a larger kitchen and add a half bath. Colorful cabinetry was used to give the look of separate vintage furniture pieces. Victorian details were added to stock cabinetry for a custom look at a low cost. The final result is an Americana kitchen that looks and feels authentic to the home.
Wayne Contemporary Kitchen
This creekside home on Philadelphia's main line had a dark and dated kitchen with an adjacent breakfast area. Our clients wanted a remodel that would add island seating and give their 90's home a contemporary update. An Airy Kitchens interior designer created a modern layout that added counter seating for six and provided tons of organized storage.
To warm up the space we helped choose a new floor stain, sourced local reclaimed lumber for floating shelves, and found the perfect leather barstools. An unused desk area was upgraded to a wine and coffee bar. A simple white herringbone backsplash gives a contemporary texture throughout the space. We think the kitchen renovation gave this home a layered, contemporary look that will look classic for many years to come.
Carriage House Kitchen Renovation
A carriage house overlooking the Wissahickon Park is both dramatically detailed and industrial feeling. What was likely a storage shed or small garage became a kitchen in the fifties. It felt cramped and dark with awkward access through a mismatched butler’s pantry. Our clients wanted customized storage, two ovens, and a spot to sit with their coffee. We agreed to use graceful details that would dress up the industrial space without covering it’s rough edges.
The new kitchen is airy and neutral with the exception of a bright yellow custom hutch. Burgundy slate floors add a rich base and match original porch floors elsewhere in the home. We created a mass of deep storage and multiple appliances near the garden door which allowed us to open up the space to the butler’s pantry. Open shelves and stainless appliances brighten the back wall while brass hardware adds a warm touch. At the window, our clients can sit and enjoy coffee or push the stools out of the way for extra counter space.
Chestnut Hill Shaker Modern
Our clients wanted to open the space and totally reconfigure their galley kitchen. There was little detail to save in this Chestnut hill row house, but the owners had a strong industrial style in the rest of the home, and wanted to bring that into the kitchen. They also wanted more light, but didn't want to look out the window at an alley.
We were able to open the wall to the dining room, which added floor space near the sink and dishwasher. The new layout takes advantage of the natural light and new peninsula while moving a pantry and refrigerator away from the entry. To soften the dark, industrial look, we suggested using reclaimed wood for molding around the new opening. The owners loved it so much that they requested a new basement door built from the same material.
Narberth Mediterranean Kitchen
This kitchen needed an airy update and our client loves Mediterranean style. Existing cabinets were repainted and rearranged to create a hearth around the new commercial range. Extra storage was added in a deeper refrigerator cabinet, new pantry cabinet and a custom storage bench. Local reclaimed wood was used for shelving to hold our clients pottery collection. Airy Kitchens managed all construction including painting, counters, flooring, plumbing and electric.
Chestnut Hill Farmhouse Kitchen
For this country home, our clients wanted a vintage look that matched the time period of their 1930's home. To create a bright, fun look we designed a charming country kitchen that brought color to the dark stained woodwork that ran throughout the home. We also opened up the footprint and added built-in cabinetry and millwork to trim the large room openings. On the rear wall we installed a large custom door that opens up the porch.