Loft Kitchen

Located in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia in the former Nolde Bakery, this small kitchen project addressed an inefficient kitchen layout by removing the base cabinet peninsula in favor of a large central island with a sink, dishwasher, a trash and recycling drawer, additional storage and seating for four people.

The kitchen’s previous design created an ambiguous space in the center of the kitchen and the clients—a wife and husband who met later in their lives, and downsized their homes for this loft—grew tired of walking around the peninsula and desired a more effective use of the space.

They also wanted an updated look, resulting in new quartz countertops, new pendant lighting, new cabinet pulls, and a drawer microwave.

At the floor, instead of searching for matching laminate wood flooring, hexagonal porcelain tiles creatively patch the floor for an interesting and coordinated pattern.

The french violet lacquer finish at the island is a contemporary solution and complements the existing and new cherry cabinetry nicely. In certain light, the violet appears grey; in other light is it more blue.

A new stainless steel double-bowl sink and new appliances, including an exhaust hood, complete the renovation transforming a dated kitchen into a fresh, modern space in this loft condominium.

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