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” extra thickness and also extend to the back splash for ease of cleaning and to achieve a simplified look. All the walls in the space are tiled for a turn of the century café feel and to bring cohesiveness to the space. The island was designed to feel more like a table with the square design. A long line of tall pantry cabinets solved the problem of not enough storage for food and spices. Above all, the homeowners confidently say that every square inch of this kitchen was designed to optimize for function and beauty.


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