Live-in Kitchen

Boston, Massachusetts
Location
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2013
  • Life happens in the kitchen – cook, eat, clean up, do homework, pay bills, watch tv, read the newspaper, talk, entertain. Older homes like this one had a room for each of these functions so the family was never together. We combined the old kitchen and dining room into this open plan that is kitchen, dining, living and study in one space.

    Although they are serious cooks and were very particular about the work flow the clients did not want the space to feel like just a big kitchen. We designed a very efficient galley kitchen with a large prep and eating island that is easy to use. The refrigerator, dishwasher and hood are all concealed and the cabinets that extend the length of the space were made to look like built-in furniture. Larger windows, white counter tops and bleached ash floors and cabinets all make the space bright and fresh.

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    Modern home with kitchen, laminate cabinet, wood cabinet, recessed lighting, stone tile backsplashe, pendant lighting, light hardwood floor, refrigerator, and wall oven. We combined the old kitchen and dining room into this open plan that is kitchen, dining, living and study in one space. Photo  of Live-in Kitchen

    We combined the old kitchen and dining room into this open plan that is kitchen, dining, living and study in one space.

    Modern home with dining room, bench, chair, table, light hardwood floor, and pendant lighting. Beautiful evening light in the dining area. Photo 2 of Live-in Kitchen

    Beautiful evening light in the dining area.

    Modern home with dining room, chair, table, storage, bench, light hardwood floor, pendant lighting, and ceiling lighting. Larger windows, white counter tops and bleached ash floors and cabinets all make the space bright and fresh. Photo 3 of Live-in Kitchen

    Larger windows, white counter tops and bleached ash floors and cabinets all make the space bright and fresh.

    Modern home with kitchen, white cabinet, wood cabinet, light hardwood floor, laminate cabinet, stone tile backsplashe, dishwasher, and recessed lighting. The cabinets are semi-custom from Brookhavenwith a whitewashed face of wood-grain laminate. To customize the look, they added contrasting bleached-ash supports between each pair of cabinets to match the wood-panel hood enclosures, the cabinets above, and the floor. Photo 4 of Live-in Kitchen

    The cabinets are semi-custom from Brookhavenwith a whitewashed face of wood-grain laminate. To customize the look, they added contrasting bleached-ash supports between each pair of cabinets to match the wood-panel hood enclosures, the cabinets above, and the floor.

    Modern home with living room, sofa, light hardwood floor, gas burning fireplace, and coffee tables. A Tillary sectional sofa in bone faux suede and a Box Frame coffee table with a whitewashed-wood top, both from West Elm, outfit the seating area. Photo 5 of Live-in Kitchen

    A Tillary sectional sofa in bone faux suede and a Box Frame coffee table with a whitewashed-wood top, both from West Elm, outfit the seating area.

    Modern home with living room, sectional, sofa, coffee tables, pendant lighting, light hardwood floor, rug floor, and gas burning fireplace. The ethanol-burning appliance by EcoSmart is a cozy focal point of the living area. Photo 6 of Live-in Kitchen

    The ethanol-burning appliance by EcoSmart is a cozy focal point of the living area.

    Modern home with kitchen, light hardwood floor, white cabinet, wood cabinet, laminate cabinet, recessed lighting, stone tile backsplashe, pendant lighting, dishwasher, cooktops, refrigerator, and wall oven. The refrigerator, dishwasher and hood are all concealed and the cabinets that extend the length of the space were made to look like built-in furniture. Photo 7 of Live-in Kitchen

    The refrigerator, dishwasher and hood are all concealed and the cabinets that extend the length of the space were made to look like built-in furniture.

    Modern home with kitchen, wood cabinet, light hardwood floor, laminate cabinet, white cabinet, stone tile backsplashe, wall oven, recessed lighting, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Aamodt chose a honed black stone material called Basaltina for the backsplash, shelf, and fireplace surround to contrast with the cabinets. Its asymmetric composition — the stone steps down as it moves away from the work area of the kitchen — adds a bit of quirkiness to the soothing aesthetic. Photo 8 of Live-in Kitchen

    Aamodt chose a honed black stone material called Basaltina for the backsplash, shelf, and fireplace surround to contrast with the cabinets. Its asymmetric composition — the stone steps down as it moves away from the work area of the kitchen — adds a bit of quirkiness to the soothing aesthetic.