Type: Craftsman Home Renovation; Scope of Work: 800 square foot renovation; Style: Craftsman; Location: Tewksbury, Massachusetts; Year Completed: 2001
Prior to construction, this kitchen was nothing more than an empty barn-like structure with a dirt floor. Distinct trim around each window and door opening, custom built-in casework at the sitting area, and the rough stone masonry surrounding the chimney, all ring true with the handmade character of this craftsman design renovation. The selection of modern light fixtures and appliances create a playful contrast within the overall craftsman design style.
Cathedral ceilings introduce a sense of overwhelming scale to the space. As your eyes are drawn upwards, skylights and light fixtures direct light downward, thus redirecting one’s sense of space back to the human scale. The abundance of windows within the kitchen allow a strong connection to the exterior, while flooding the room with natural daylight. This project is an example of what is possible with a little innovation and a touch of character.
The client thought so much of the design that they honored our work by permanently incorporating the diamond from the JFF design logo into their home. Thus began a new tradition at JFF Design, of incorporating the diamond into all future projects. May it be visible, implied, or hidden for discovery, it has become a playful twist to be sure.