Iroquois Park Addition: The Kitchen & Breakfast Area
Our next stop on the tour of the Iroquois Park Addition: The Kitchen & Breakfast Area. This area is really what started the whole process. This active family of 6 needed more space to gather as a family. The results of the renovated Kitchen and Breakfast Area addition truly make this space “the heart of this home.”
The homeowners loved the rich dark cabinet finish. They also loved the “separation” this arched opening gave between the Kitchen and the Great Room. The opening gave the opportunity for lots of great molding and trim detail. The new floors were stained to match the existing hardwoods. Granite was used on the island, and quartz on the perimeter. The ledge stone backsplash adds lots of texture and dimension.
The homeowners put a lot of thought into how their family would use the new Kitchen. With that in mind, the oversized island can seat 5 to accommodate kids and their friends. We found the gorgeous pendant lighting at Ferguson’s. We added a cozy leather chair and vineyard artwork to the existing Hearth Area. The cabinetry was extended to incorporate a new coffee bar area.
One of my favorite things about this Kitchen is lots of areas to add accessories which means adding color and personality to the space.
The long beam in this picture is where the Kitchen & Breakfast Area originally ended. To accommodate the addition, a support beam had to be installed. Smaller beams were added in the new Breakfast Area, and all of them were trimmed out beautifully so the ceiling becomes a real feature. The new space is large enough to accommodate not one but two fabulous chandeliers. The oversized table with copper top and wrought iron base can accommodate 8 people. We added lots of fabric to warm up the space -including the gorgeous drapery fabric on the panels flanking the new bay window and the vintage rug.
The heart of this home is a show stopper! As with any project, once we completed the addition, the homeowners wanted to update the other rooms on their Main Level so stay tuned!