This 1950’s galley kitchen didn’t functional well for the new young owners. The portable dishwasher had been added but never direct plumbed, the separate wall oven and cook-top didn’t allow for enough counter-top space and well as the tall pantry cabinet cutting up the peninsula work space. Two plans were proposed and happily the couple liked the more creative with the angled counter-top!

  • In the new arrangement, the fridge was moved to the east side of the kitchen
  • The separate cook-top and wall oven were replaced with a slide in range and micro/hood making the cooking area compact
  • A built-in dishwasher was also purchased and installed to the right of the sink
  • These changes created more counter-top space and prep area for cooking and clean up at arms reach
  • In addition, unused soffits were removed allowing additional storage at the ceiling and the half-wall partition was opened up to the formal dining area opening up the floor-plan
  • Low maintenance LVT flooring (luxury vinyl tile) was installed and a stock color quartz counter-top was selected for longevity and budget reasons
  • The medium stained birch cabinets coordinate well with the existing home’s trim and have the modern conveniences of solid wood/ slow close drawers and adjustable 3/4″ thick shelving


What a great reason to now eat at home!

(last 2 pictures are before)


Location:Madison, Wi