Lil’ Red Schoolhouse Kitchen
The one-room schoolhouse, which would not traditionally have a kitchen, created a design challenge. The most natural solution was to utilize the entire back wall of the open room using unfitted, furniture style cabinets which have the appearance of being collected and assembled over time. To reflect the symmetrical layout of the double entries, a single door in the centre was replaced by a door at each end of the wall. A more efficient galley-style workspace was made with the counters between the doors and the addition of a large central island.
The reclaimed-fir island with marble top houses a built-in dishwasher and vintage cast-iron drainboard sink.
A painted shaker style hutch cabinet is used for display and storage.
The one-room schoolhouse with original windows contains the kitchen, dining and living areas.
The AGA cooker is flanked by lower cabinet drawers topped with butcher block. A rift-cut oak armoire houses the fridge and pantry.
A refurbished cast-iron AGA cooker also helps heat the open-concept space. The backsplash is Flemish bond pattern, ceramic tile.