This 1920’s vintage bungalow in Portage Park had a typically small kitchen with some extra challenges. For a couple who love to cook and to entertain, the kitchen was a serious handicap to their lifestyle. An oddly placed wall, chopped off a sizeable section of the main countertop creating a dark and inaccessible corner. A hodgepodge of portable carts and wire racks were used to house the bulk of the family’s cookware.
We evaluated the strange wall, and determined that what was required was a simple plumbing relocation. The kitchen was immediately more open and functional. A long narrow island was created providing plenty of prep area across from the range and the sink, and the wire racks were replaced with a wall of cabinets with a charming wine bar at the center. This bungalow now sports and spacious functional kitchen, perfect for gourmet cooking and gracious entertaining.