How a Kitchen Renovation Breathed New Life into the Heart of This Concord Home
Designer Meredith Rodday created a clean, classic kitchen.
Four years after moving in, the owners of this Concord home were finally ready to renovate their kitchen. While the existing space was hardly falling apart, the raised-panel cabinets and pinky-brown granite countertops were dated. Worse still was the awkward layout, due in part to an angled bump-out in the exterior wall.
To give the couple the clean-lined, classic cooking and dining space they craved while increasing the functionality of the floor plan, designer Meredith Rodday and contractors at Platt Builders flattened the exterior wall and removed a restrictive V-shaped peninsula, along with the soffit that ran above it. The team then created a U-shaped setup in the 450-square-foot area, which now features a center island and a peninsula with seating for five.
Updated finishes came next. The Lacanche range with a custom wooden hood and brass trim that matches the unlacquered hardware is the room’s focal point; a zellige-tile backsplash, meanwhile, was a last-minute switch, implemented when the team learned they couldn’t secure a slab of Danby marble that matched the counters. “In the end, it was a happy accident,” Rodday says. “The imperfect tiles give the kitchen more character.”