The client is an avid baker and wanted to add an in-home baking station to her small 8 ft. x 6 ft. kitchen. Every square inch of the existing kitchen was already put to maximum use, so the only option was to increase the footprint of the kitchen. Although the project might seem deceptively simple at first glance, the entire condo is only 500 square feet and finding the space to expand the kitchen without losing essential space anywhere else was a definite challenge. However, the kitchen abuts a small entryway that had a 79-inch long reach-in closet. We took over the space occupied by the reach-in entry closet for a new baking prep station. We matched the existing kitchen cabinetry to unify the spaces. The end result is a larger kitchen with plenty of pantry storage and a custom baking station.
Closet Works first maximized the storage in her small bedroom closet by adding double hang and converting a linen closet into a new a coat closet. Towel storage was moved to the bathroom. This added enough additional storage so that she didn't need the entryway closet for clothing. We tore out that closet. A new baking prep area was designed to fit the space previously occupied by the closet, unifying the two spaces to function as a single, larger kitchen.