Functional Kitchen Design The homeowners originally wanted to add an addition to the 100+ year old Webster Groves historic home. They didn’t think their current footprint had close to enough space to solve their steep challenges. The original kitchen was tiny, with a fireplace in it that extended throughout all three floors of the house. Rebekah’s solution, as their designer, was to remove the chimney and fireplace out of the whole house and utilize the exterior deck on the back of the house. She moved the powder bathroom to one side of the deck and created a mudroom on the other side. As a result, this allowed the new kitchen to double in size without the need for an addition. All their kitchen dream checklist items transformed to reality. The large Sub-Zero Wolf appliances fit the new design perfectly, including the wine column in the bar. Kitchen Remodel Beauty Rebekah works closely with homeowners to achieve aesthetic goals for the design. They took a British Humphrey Munson minimal approach. Soft two-tone colors were chosen for the Mouser Cabinetry. The rich wood stain was picked carefully to pair with the dynamic wood floors. Marble quartz countertops are mitered to 2” […]
Designed by Rebekah Moore Murphy. Installed by City Lights Construction. Everyone ooohs and awwws when they see this finished kitchen. Can you believe it’s even more stunning in person? With so much natural light the spaces take on a different character between day and night. Prior to this remodel the homeowners had a challenging design dilemma as the home had been updated by the previous owners but in a way that did not make sense or function well. It looked outdated and felt choppy. Not a home they were excited to entertain guests in. The challenge was to come up with creative solutions that connected the spaces, as well as tie in a galley kitchen design – a functional favorite of theirs. Walls were taken away, wide arch openings were added and many things moved places. The resulting spaces now flow perfectly and make entertaining family and friends a dream come true. The finishes reflect the historic charm of the hundred year old home, such as the custom diamond Tudor window leaded glass panels in the bar. The finishes also marry the tastes of both husband and wife as both played integral roles in choosing the finishes with Rebekah, their […]
Kitchen Designer: Rebekah Moore Murphy The colors of this kitchen and its new design reflect the beauty of the homeowners’ souls and the light they bring into the world each day. Here lived a young and active family who loved their charming Clayton Tudor house as it is old with lots of character and close to their daughters’ school. However, prior to the home remodel, the kitchen was disconnected from the rest of the house with zero sight line from the kitchen to any other room. This posed a problem for the busy family as their time at home was often spent in disconnected spaces and this was precious time that the family was missing out on with each other. It was time to take action! Rebekah removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room and designed a peninsula with a really beautiful and unique hutch at the end. The combination kept the formality of the dining room but gave us the layout we needed for their everyday family life. As far as the materials, we wanted the kitchen to look classic and to belong in the 1929 home, but we also wanted function and resilience. Because the kitchen […]
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