Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. A young, professional couple, with a baby on the way, hoped to flesh out their empty slab-on-grade daylight basement with a fully functioning kitchen while improving the overall comfort of the basement area.
Upon move-in the basement lacked 'definition'. The majority of the area was empty/underutilized but a small nook showed potential. Three blank walls comprising a total of 84 square feet, were transformed into a spacious, fully functioning self-contained kitchen. Existing water supply and waste lines from an adjoining former darkroom were utilized to provide water for the refrigerator, sink and dishwasher. Electrical and exhaust ducting were also routed through the adjoining store room, avoiding the need for drilling into the slab or foundation walls.
On trend LVT flooring with a thermal backing was installed and energy efficient wall radiators were also added to supplement the forced air heating system making the space more comfortable overall.
Utilizing every square inch of space, the kitchen comes complete with a three burner induction cook top, microwave/convection oven, slim-line dishwasher and compact refrigerator. Since no natural light enters this part of the basement, track and under cabinet lighting ensures there is good light for every task and creates a bright and inviting space.
Cabinetry: Knotty Alder • Countertops: Formica