Their kitchen used to feel like a closet.
Taggart peeled away the upper half of the wall separating the two rooms to create a central cooking island hidden behind a raised, granite-topped counter. The kitchen now opens to the living room and the entry hall. A lowered ceiling above the cooking island visually separates kitchen ftom living area without enclosing either space.
Also to make the kitchen and living area seem bigger without
adding new space, Taggart linked them visually, extending counter and shelf space all the way to the fireplace. A new skylight runs the length of the kitchen, brightening it and adjacent spaces.
Taggart installed the narrowest kitchen appliances she could find: a 24-inch-wide refrigerator and range and an 1 8-inch-wide dishwasher.
For unity, Taggart redesigned the fireplace front and the hearth, facing both with the same granite she used on the kitchen counters.
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|Title Annotation:||kitchen's remodeling|
|Date:||Oct 1, 1988|
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