Jessica and Jonathan's "Cook Together In Front of the Fireplace" Kitchen

Kitchen Spotlight

When Jessica and Jonathan renovated their Eichler-style Denver home, they knew exactly what they wanted to be able to do when it was all said and done: cook together in front of the fireplace while watching it snow. (Who wouldn't want that?) Here's what they changed to make to happen:

They removed all the interior kitchen walls and overhead cabinets, extended the countertop line around the adjacent wall, and installed built-in shelving below the cabinets to compensate for the lost space. Now the large island (with its awesome peek of orange!) is a wonderful place for guests to mill about while the couple cooks dinner.

Kitchen Resource List:

• Bosch appliances
• Vintage Lightolier fixtures (I restored them) - c. 1960 TFA: The Future Antiques, St. Louis, Missouri
• Teak stump tray - DecorAsian Interiors Denver, Colorado
• Atlas ceiling fans - Lamps Plus
• Sputnik-style ceiling lamp - Lamps Plus
• Painting - Havana, Cuba art market
• Japanese wood doll - Shinjuku flee market Tokyo, Japan
• Fruitbasket - craigslist
• Monk image - Bangkok, Thailand, Flea market
• Sleeping mask - Arenal, Costa Rica
• Tibetan Prayer wheel - Lhasa, Tibet
• Rosewood Bowl (Monteverde, Costa Rica)
• Migrant Mother print - Lhasa, Tibet, shot by my father John Galbreath

See the Full Tour: Jessica and Jonathan's "Like-Eich" Ranch at Apartment Therapy

Related: A Kitchen Fireplace by G.P. Schafer

(Images: Ashley Poskin)

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