For this project, we were retained to design and project manage the renovation of a kitchen in an old farmhouse. Hay Design prepared detailed interior concept options, drawing package for demolition and construction, finishes selections and complete detailed millwork drawings. We also specified fixtures and finishes that would be functional, aesthetically pleasing and enhance the heritage of the house. The project objectives were to create a more functional kitchen space, offering maximum storage and proper ergonomics for the aging users. We wanted to create a seamless design that complimented the age of the farmhouse while providing an update.
The main obstacles we ran into with this job were things that were uncovered during demolition. Several HVAC runs, electrical lines and a hot water tank were located within the pantry & closets that were being removed, so additional trades were required to relocate them. Due to this, there were a few new design challenges presented. In relocating these, we were required to keep a bulkhead over a portion of the kitchen. We used this to our advantage and installed pot lights for task lighting and framed the rest of the ceiling with antique ceiling tiles that coordinated with the existing. This resulted in a pleasing division between the kitchen’s working area versus the eating area.
Hay Design also provided custom furnishings for the kitchen and living room in this farmhouse home. Selections were made with the age and style of the home, and the client’s personal styles in mind, to create a cohesive overall design.