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Boston Condo Kitchen Storyline

The renovation of this condominium kitchen played to the existing geometry – making the long, narrow space an asset to create a glossy galley. Using the same footprint, we added cabinetry along both sides of the kitchen using sleek materials that created a modern, streamlined look.

White lacquer cabinets with magnetic closures from Composit, manufactured in Italy, give the kitchen its sheen. No hardware needed. Contrasting lower cabinetry in Tobacco glaze oak veneer from Composit anchor the space. The concealed refrigerator has a matching oak panel with pop-out, recessed handles, while the pantry and stacking washer and dryer are hidden behind the darker cabinetry as well.

The Caesarstone Organic White countertop and full height backsplash provide continuity and a calming visual palette. We used the high ceiling to our advantage, raising the height of the cabinetry for added storage. The floor tile, in a herringbone pattern, offers visual interest and complements the mix of horizontal and vertical aspects of the kitchen. Open shelving also presents a modern vibe. A large window provides natural light while overhead recessed cans and LED task lighting under the cabinets brighten the space.

By widening the doorway, we opened the view from the main living area into the kitchen. A place for the family’s home cappuccino machine is in a specially designed nook between the double ovens and the window, with open shelving above for serving.

We applied and were granted approval from the Back Bay Architectural Commission to move the kitchen window. We also worked with the condominium association to ensure all needs of the building tenants were met during construction.


2018 NARI National CotY Award for Residential Kitchen between $100,001-$150,000
2018 EM NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY), Gold Award Winner for Residential Kitchen between $100,000-$150,000
2017 Gold PRISM Award Best Kitchen Remodel between $125,000-$150,000