Kitchen renovation increases space without adding

by Tim Schrock 2 comments

Design Remodeling

How can you increase the space without adding to the footprint? Oh the fun tricks of being a remodeling designer! Really, the trick isn’t that tricky. You want to know the secret? Remove the inefficiencies of the traffic pattern. It’s that simple. Ah, but that’s also tricky.

The other trick is… to use cantilevered bays. But even with the bay that we installed in this project, we added 10 linear feet of countertop and 4 linear feet of cabinet storage to the kitchen with in the same floor area of the existing kitchen.

This project was fun because of its intricacies of fitting so much into the space, but staying within the existing footprint. By straightening the traffic patterns, we were able to increase kitchen storage by 4 feet, and counter space by 10 more feet than they currently have. We were asked to add a screened porch/sunroom on the exterior, which really adds to the enjoyment of the property.

These are some renderings we shared with the client this morning.

Here is the 3D model of the project as we presented to our client.

(To manipulate the 3D model, left-click and drag to spin, right-click and drag to slide side-to-side or up-and-down, use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out. You can also cycle thru the preset annotations using the controls on the lower left of the presentation screen.)

Kitchen Remodel, Sunroom addition
by Design Build Solutions
on Sketchfab



  1. Daniels Design Remodeling says:

    Excellent post and a wonderful read! Professional designers have the unenviable task of looking to create more space without expanding the size of the room. Fortunately, there are plenty of tricks in the trade to get the job done.

    • Tim Schrock says:

      Thank you. While it may be unenviable, I think you’ll agree that we love a good challenge! Right?

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