A Dog's Kitchen
This is a small kitchen, so it is important to make use of every inch of space, especially given the request to accommodate their dogs. Utilizing the space under the window, we created a small console table with a surprise hidden inside...feeding bowls are stored inside the "drawer". Here is an overhead view of the kitchen. The original, existing space is closed off from the dining room, and very segmented. We have proposed removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room and also opening up the doorway that leads from the dining room to the family room for a greater sense of openness. Rather than an island, for which there is not enough space, we utilize a peninsula that can seat three.
This view shows the space looking into the kitchen from the dining room. Using a combination of open shelving and various sized cabinetry, we create a cohesive and unified look that adds interest as well as storage. Here is one way we chose to address the peninsula, adding cubbies that could be used for wine bottles, water bottles or other items. We have seating on one side and a work station on the other.
Here come the dogs! Ready for their meal, the two can easily eat together side by side. When not in use, the drawer can be closed and dishes hidden from view. An older home, we proposed using period style light fixtures and kept with a simpler door style, cup pulls and vintage style cabinet latches. Bon appetite! Woof