1970s Kitchen Renovation with Life Style Change

When the Cooks hired me to help them design the renovation of their Vienna home, I knew I was undertaking a project that would greatly enhance their life style.  The kitchen in the rear of the home had a limited view of the beautiful woodlands and outdoor living space.  Their goal was to open up the back wall with a large picture window to bring the outdoors in.  Additionally they wanted the materials in the new kitchen to reflect the natural elements of the outdoors.   The Cooks love their new kitchen and living space,  a floor plan with ease in entertaining from the indoors to the out. Take a look at the before and afters, a transformation that truly tells their story. 


The side door was completely removed and drywalled

  While this window let in a lot of light, it took up much needed wall space




Photography:  George Brown, Rights Assist
Contractor:     Rob Van Den Assum

Georgetown Renovation

Not uncommon in Georgetown, the kitchen in this very early 1900 three-level townhouse resided in the basement. Throughout the years, updates were made to the  appliances and flooring but when the owners decided they wanted to completely gut and remodel the space and bring it up to code, this little old house went kicking and screaming.  It was no easy task with many hiccups along the way, but thanks to a competent building and construction engineer, and my open minded and patient clients, the project came to completion with stunning results.

The Before


 We Removed the Corner Window

An Overview of the New Layout

Getting Down to the Bones and Digging Trenches

Signs of  New Life

The After

The Bump Out Window Brings in More Light

Getting the Washer & Dryer off the Floor Space and into the
Storage Area Under the Stairs was a Key

I would like to thank
Don Manthey Construction
Lorrie Addison Stuart Kitchens
Dmitry Smoylin, Fairfax Restorations
Lafayette Anderson, Anderson Electric
Chris Dvorak Drafting
Tim Cobb, Revelation Services
George Brown, Photographer, Rights Assist