Aimee and Peter live in a 1920s bungalow on a quiet dead-end street in Burlington, Vt. The interior of their home has a period-appropriate staircase, detailed trim, wainscoting, and original doors and hardware. Time hadn’t been as kind to their kitchen, however. Despite improvements made by the home’s previous owners, the kitchen’s original fixtures hadn’t aged as well as other parts of the house.
Aimee and Peter’s remodel began out of their concern with lead paint on the kitchen cabinets, which had been revealed during a test that was part of a citywide lead-removal program. While their initial reaction was simply to replace the existing cabinetry, they soon jumped at the idea of undertaking a complete kitchen overhaul to remedy the kitchen’s deeper problems, which included a lack of counter space and natural light as well as an awkward layout.
With our help, a new plan emerged—one that would yield a more efficient kitchen layout with far better access to daylight and to the backyard. The improvements brought a new level of function to the kitchen and a renewed sense of character. Aimee and Peter’s kitchen now complements their house and the way their family lives in it.