The Virtues of a Minimalist Approach to Kitchen Remodeling

Maintaining the original footprint saved resources, save time (maybe) and preserved the intent of the original builders.

Maintaining the original footprint saved resources, save time (maybe) and preserved the intent of the original builders.

We’ve worked with high end master carpenters who set little value on existing, historic fabric. And why should they? Their clients know what they want and don’t mind paying for it. The fastest road there is to rip it all out and start new – – a clean slate. Still, for someone used to working from what is, it can feel a little vandal-ish. And the worst place for this is the kitchen, the room in the house most subject to social and technological trends and therefore most prone to gut jobs. That’s why the approach taken by Shenandoah Restorations of Quicksburg, VA to this kitchen renovation is worth noticing. The clients were looking for a restoration of the look and feel of their historic house, and this was applied to the kitchen. They kept the existing cabinet footprint, so they were able to re-use all the boxes, adding traditional fronts. They exposed and restored an existing floor. They salvaged pine flooring from one area to build a table in the dining area. Such a deliberate, minimalist approach to design values historic fabric, preserves resources and enables the living spaces to work as they were intended to, by the original builders, making allowance, as necessary, for change.

This dining table was built out of pine flooring surplused from the kitchen demo.

This dining table was built out of pine flooring surplused from the kitchen demo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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