French doors impart a sense of space to a small kitchen designed by Kelly Davies of p + p construction.
A professional-style stove, soapstone countertops and marble backsplash.
A backsplash window brings light into the previously dark kitchen.

Clean & Simple

Small Kitchen: Award of Distinction

MAY/JUNE 2012

young couple wished to update the kitchen of their Capitol Hill row house. However, their vision was challenged by a tight budget and the space limitations of their property. They tapped Kelly Davies of p + p construction to transform their cramped old kitchen into a modern, functional space. 

The first goal of Davies’s design was to bring light into the galley-style kitchen. French doors now occupy one end of the room, and a window backsplash has been installed above the sink. Soapstone countertops extend through the window to create an exterior ledge that brings the outside in. Oak floors match the existing floors throughout the house, connecting the new kitchen with the rest of the home. A marble backsplash adds a classic touch, while clean-lined, simple cabinetry imparts a fresh, contemporary edge. A portable center island provides a work surface or a table for two.

Design: Kelly Davies, p + p construction, LLC, Washington, DC. Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

Cabinetry: IKEA, custom paint by Affinity Woodworking, Frederick, MD. Countertops: Charles Luck Stone Center, Clarksville, MD. Backsplash: Architectural Ceramics, Alexandria, VA. Appliances: Bosch, Zephyr through Appliance Distributors, Unlimited, Takoma Park, MD. Faucet: Blanco Meridian. Sink: Franke. 

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