Friday, February 3, 2012

1860s Cottage Kitchen

The design/ drawing details of the kitchen in these photos are featured in Primitive Place & Country Journal Magazine Spring 2012 Issue.

The kitchen in this small 1860s cottage was similar to a lot of kitchens we have designed and built in the past. The kitchen area was broken up with several doors and windows so a conventional “Fitted Kitchen” would not fit the space.


I designed the kitchen cabinets in varying styles, woods, and finishes so each had their own personality. We call this kitchen style our “Collected Kitchen.”



The large cooking cupboard is in Museum Moss Green with a white backsplash and curly maple counter tops, The left and right upper doors have antique glass in the top and “dirty dish” panels in the bottoms of the doors. It has furniture style, bracket base feet.



The sink area has a base cabinet that has a soap stone sink and counter top. It has a fully integrated dishwasher that is totally hidden when closed. The upper cabinet is made in poplar and finished with a brown ”Time Worn” stain. It has plenty of space for silverware in the drawers, and everyday dishes behind the doors.



To the right of the sink cupboard we took advantage of a small space and made 3 built-in spice cupboards that are recessed in the wall.


Across from the sink cabinet is an integrated SubZero refrigerator with a Museum Linen White finish. The appliance cupboard to the left of the fridge hides a TV, Microwave, several appliances, a pull out work surface, and several storage drawers. It is finished in a museum putty painted finish with a curly maple countertop.


The hanging spice shelf is black over moss, museum finish, and has a nice collection of antique spice jars.


The island has a curly top and the base has slide-through drawers for access on both sides, and is painted garden green.

This kitchen had a small alcove with a window that made the perfect spot to design a baking center with a hidden mixer lift, drawers and open shelves for ingredients and other baking tools.



The mud room has a smoke-grained 6 door pantry cupboard and a teal-over-oatmeal sink base that holds a white porcelain sink that was salvaged for the original kitchen.


I hope you like our Cottage kitchen and we invite you to check out our article in Primitive Place Magazine, Spring Issue 2012 .

--David T. Smith







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