open plan for earth-friendly kitchen and eating areas
Photo: Susan Seubert
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Open Plan

The driveway runs along the kitchen's rear exterior wall, leaving no room for an addition. To make better use of the existing space, a wall was removed between the kitchen's work areas and a dim adjoining dining nook. This let in more light from the nook's two windows, which were reused in the renovation and trimmed out to match the windows over the sink.

The fir floors were saved and restored as well. The cabinet doors are made of sustainably harvested red alder finished with a natural plant-oil-based stain to resemble cherry.
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