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THE GLORY OF A REMODELED GALLEY KITCHEN by Bruce Wentworth, AIA

B Y TA K I N G D O W N W A L L S , G A L L E Y K I TC H E N S C A N B E T R A N S F O R M E D I NTO T H E H U B O F T H E H O M E any Capitol Hill homes come with galley kitchens, and while this design can be efficient, it often lacks in space and aesthetics. One of the first things to consider when remodeling a galley kitchen is how to open it to adjoining rooms to make it the true hub of the home. For instance, in a recent remodel in a DC rowhouse, the 1920s galley kitchen no longer worked for the family of five. They RIGHT: The remodel of this galley kitchen in a DC rowhouse opened the kitchen to the dining room, creating harmonious entertainment spaces. Photo: Geoffrey Hodgdon BELOW: Existing wood flooring in the dining room was sanded and refinished to match the new wood floor in the kitchen. Photo: Geoffrey Hodgdon

were tired of the cramped layout and outdated cabinets and finishes. Although the wall between the kitchen and dining room had been partially opened, the counter was too high to use and the wall cabinets were too low to look through. The client wanted a larger kitchen with an open floor plan where they could entertain family and guests. The goal was to maximize usable kitchen space and upgrade its LEFT: The new kitchen is now visible from the rear entry hall. Photo: Geoffrey Hodgdon

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Hill Rag Magazine September 2016  

Our flagship publication delivering all of your news from the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC

Hill Rag Magazine September 2016  

Our flagship publication delivering all of your news from the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC

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