Remodeling: Drawing Board

Open Plan

Remodeling: Drawing Board The kitchen of a Potomac home on a golf course was closed off and dark. The owners hired Sonny Nazemian of Michael Nash Design Build & Homes to open up the outdated space, adding abundant light and views of the outdoors.

Then Now
A wall blocked the view of the outdoors from the kitchen, which was isolated and cramped. The wall has been removed, enlarging the kitchen and admitting natural light.
A narrow peninsula provided the only space for gathering in the kitchen. A five-by-14-foot island offers space to gather and houses the main sink, dishwasher, beverage center and more.
Dark, outdated cabinetry made the room feel small. Quartzite backsplash and countertops and white-painted cabinets keep the kitchen bright and airy; the island is painted black for contrast.
Poor lighting added to the dark, dingy impression. Recessed lights in a dropped ceiling add interest, while pendants impart drama.


Renovation Construction & Kitchen Design: Sonny Nazemian, Cid, Cr, Ckbr, Michael Nash Design Build & Homes, Fairfax, Virginia. Photography: Greg Hadley.