This 1894 Victorian brick home in Historic Bethlehem, Pa., had elements of the original kitchen — plus the challenge of designing within a 200 sq. ft. space with four doorways and two extra tall windows. Using the existing doors as inspiration, designer Dan Lenner created a custom door and an efficient workspace for the chef owner without losing a door or window.
Custom Classic Cabintery
Custom cabinetry in Cherry with grooved door style to match existing 1894 doors.
The small space and low windows meant fewer base cabinets. Dan maintained the traffic flow and arranges an efficient work triangle by creating a peninsula. The range replaced an existing cabinet. Dan stepped back the cabinet next to the window to avoid blocking it, and built a seat with storage underneath under the second window. The refrigerator fit neatly between the two windows. He extended the countertop for casual dining for three.
Before remodeling, the alcove window was partially covered. The new design includes stepped back cabinetry to expose the window, and added space for appliances, rollouts and a lazy susan for extra storage.
Thermidor range, refrigerator, hood and dishwasher. GE microwave.
Countertop & Backsplash
Countertops are “Dreamy Marfil” Caesarstone. Tile is 12” x 12” Stonefire from H. Winter.
Blanco sink, Amerock hardware.
Lighting includes toe kick, under-cabinet and in-cabinet.