Chestnut Hill Kitchen

This renovation project involved the design/build of the first floor of a Chestnut Hill row home. The small scale design focused on maximizing the use of space while respecting the budget, a mere 7,000 USD. Only standard size cabinets and pre-made countertops were used and it was decided that no construction changes would be made to the exterior wall. Upgrades include: opening dining room wall to add peninsula, new wood flooring, new glass mosaic backsplash, cabinets, countertops and all new appliances. The project is approximately 350 square feet and was completed in the spring of 2006.

Jane Clark, Architect


Ambler Kitchen

This project was for a couple who decided to downsize into a retirement home but did not want to downsize the kitchen and the ability to entertain. The original kitchen was a 150 square foot space with an addition which doubled the size of the kitchen to 300 square feet. The two spaces were disjointed and made circulation and function difficult when multiple people occupied the space.

The new design unified the two areas while maximized storage and counter space. The goal was to allow for gathering without disrupting the cook. New materials included wood cabinets, quartz counters, marble backsplash, ceramic floors, all new fixtures, trim and two new windows.

Jane Clark, Architect