Cross Creek Kitchen

Designers: Dana Bacher and Jill Jarrett

The formal dining room, adjacent to the kitchen, was hardly used and this Mom, who loves hosting and cooking for big family gatherings, was feeling squeezed in her old and dated kitchen. Our clients wanted the wall between the dining room and kitchen removed to allow for two islands, a farm-style sink, and double ovens and a special area for dad for his juicer, coffeemaker and extra sink. They wanted a large, wood hood with corbels and decorative features as a main element in the space.

The expanded kitchen required rethinking windows as well. Additional windows were added to break up the 36’ long wall and to visually balance the space. Morning sun now plays a significant role in the life of this kitchen, filling the room with warmth and joy. A decorative wall-hutch, featuring corbels and glass cabinets serves as the focal point on the long window wall and takes up the overflow of dishes and china from the lost hutch in the old formal dining space.

Bucking the white kitchen trend, these homeowners knew from the outset that they wanted warm, stained wood cabinets for their Farmhouse-style kitchen. The pot filler at the stove helps our homeowner cook and is reportedly the most beloved feature in the new kitchen. The signature piece in the finished space is the custom, handmade barn door, built with reclaimed wood by a local master craftsman.