Concealed in the Kitchen
Tall cabinet doors disguise a spacious pantry and office in this new kitchen.
When it came time to renovate this 30-year-old home, one of the main goals was to open up the floor plan to achieve a design that was both suitable for day-to-day living and functional for entertaining. To look at the floor-to-ceiling cabinet doors on the back wall, one would expect to find an abundance of cabinet space. Not so. These doors lead to an office nook and pantry. Originally a dining room adjacent to the kitchen, this redesigned space is now tucked away and just the right size for its dual purpose. To increase the kitchen space even more to allow for a large island with ample seating, the left wall was extended 2 ft. into the yard. The wall now accommodates a long run of windows and base cabinets.
General Contractor McNeil Company, Omaha, Neb., mcneilcompany.com
Interior Designer Julie Hockney, jh Interior Design Studio, Omaha, Neb., juliehockney.com
Photos Tom Kessler, courtesy of McNeil Company
From Fine Homebuilding #287