Kitchen/Bath

Kitchen/Bath

KITCHEN This kitchen was previously a contractor special. New cabinets in a classic shaker design make the room seem larger with their full-height upper cabinets, and an added glass-fronted cabinet in the pantry adds extra storage and a handy counter. A long bar connects the two rooms and serves as a convenient serving area for parties. Appliances were owner-provided but integrated into the new cabinetry. Under-cabinet LED lighting and sconces add a warm light to the room, and the door now opens on to the newly-designed screened-in porch. MASTER BATH This master bath was in such poor shape that the original was gutted. We replaced the cracked white subway tile and cast-iron bathtub with the modern equivalents, adding a custom shower enclosure with glass panel for maximal light. The most significant upgrade was the replacement of the awkwardly placed radiator with underfloor radiant heating. The radiant heat is integrated into the hydronic heating system of the rest of the house via separate thermostat, while also providing a beautifully warm floor for cold winter mornings. Two semi-recessed medicine cabinets provide plenty of storage, and the custom shower shelves are easy to clean. While the multiple grab bars provide extra handholds in the tub and shower, their attractive white finish blends seamlessly with the tile. POWDER ROOM The floor in the powder room was replaced with penny tile, and the sink replaced with this one with integral towel bar. The vintage medicine cabinet was retained but updated with a coat of paint, as was the light fixture with a new shade.