A Hot Mess of a Kitchen
Creating a Cool and Inviting Space
The original kitchen had few features worth preserving, and even they needed a lot of work, such as the pressed tin ceiling and the door trim. Designing the new kitchen was a culmination of a variety of ideas we had for projects that didn’t fit into our own space. We were shocked to unearth hardwood floor in decent condition below the dingy ceramic tile. The floors were easily sanded, followed by being stayed dark walnut.
Dom installed what felt like a mile-high mosaic tile backsplash, while James built the tables and floating shelves. Because of so many wood elements, we chose to keep the shelves and butcher block natural and stain the table legs ebony to create some contrast. The overall result is an inviting space that reminds us of some of our favorite coffee shops in Chicago.