Located in a 1950’s ranch, this project involved completely gutting the original kitchen and creating a new fireplace surround in the living room. The original kitchen felt very isolated due to walls and doors that separated it from the living and dining rooms. By only removing doors and headers (no walls) the renovated kitchen feels much more connected to the adjacent living spaces.
The living room fireplace is clad with integrally colored cement plaster that sets it off as the focal point of the house. The fireplace features a custom designed blued-steel surround and mantle. Glass mosaic tile surrounds the mantle and folds onto the floor to become the hearth. The glass tile is repeated around the fireplace in the kitchen.
Cabinets are walnut-stained rift cut oak with custom stainless steel cabinet pulls. Countertops with integral sink and drain board are stainless steel. The backsplash tile is 2×6 ceramic set in a stacked bond.