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Evanston Kitchen Remodeling

The project consisted of the remodeling of a very small 1930's kitchen in a 13'-0 " x 13'-0 " space that contained a small corner powder room and four doorways leading, respectively, out to the rear yard, down to the Basement, up to the 2nd Floor, and into the adjoining dining room. The only full-length wall contained windows facing the street.

The solution formed a small U-shaped work area with an eating-work counter that terminated with a boxed-in refrigerator that separated added storage and the entry path from the dining room to the kitchen and powder room that no longer faced into the kitchen. The original maple flooring was discovered under layers of linoleum, vinyl and underlayment and refinished. Windows were enlarged to provide more light and view. A concealed hood over the range was fabricated by installing the exhaust fan inside a modified wall cabinet that could be swung out when in use. The completed project was featured in both Better Homes and Gardens' Kitchen and Bath Ideas and in the Chicago Tribune Taste section.