Hay Design was hired to project manage and design the renovation of a kitchen in an old farmhouse. Hay Design prepared detailed interior concept options, drawing package for demolition and construction, finishes selections and complete detailed millwork drawings/specifications that would be functional, aesthetically pleasing and enhance the heritage of the house. The Project objectives were to create a more functional kitchen space that offers maximum storage and proper ergonomics for future aging users. We wanted to create a seamless design that complimented the age of the farmhouse while providing an updated ‘facelift’.
The main constraint we ran into included things that were uncovered during demolition. Several HVAC runs, electrical, and hot water tank were located within the pantry & closets that were being removed so additional trades were required to relocate them. Design challenges mostly revolved around the relocation of the HVAC, electrical & plumbing. In relocating those, we were required to keep a bulkhead over a portion of the kitchen. We used this to our advantage and installed pot lights for task lighting and framed the rest of the ceiling with antique ceiling tiles that coordinated with the existing. This resulted in a pleasing division between the kitchen storage & cooking area versus the kitchen eating area.