Although the original kitchen was functional, its dated appliances, insufficient storage, and poorly designed layout made it feel dark and cluttered. Shifting the color palette and increasing the window size brought more light and a sense of warmth to the room. Expanding the cabinetry and counter space added much needed storage and work areas. A cushioned window seat created a new corner for sitting and sharing. Transformed, this kitchen became the new heart of this home.
The old terrace consisted of an assortment of brick, stone, and slate giving it a busy, weekend warrior look. The herb garden along the edges barely left room for furniture. This arrangement had a closed-in feel and did not function well for outside entertaining.
The new, larger terrace, created with local Goshen Stone unifies the look. A second, lower level allows for a more generous living space. The knee wall adds a visual focus and functions not only as a low table but also as a bench providing extra seating. The new terrace makes it inviting to host family parties and gatherings with friends.