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Wright Robinson Architects. Historic District. Renovation. Custom Kitchen. Linoleum. Paper Lantern.
BREAKFAST NOOK
Ridgewood Avenue Residence 3, Glen Ridge NJ Historic District
2009

Our clients came to us assuming that they would need an expensive addition to make room for a workable new eat-in kitchen. We found two surgical interventions that instead transformed the circulation pattern, saving perhaps $100,000. This is how we work: solve for the underlying problem, not just for the predetermined outcome. In this instance, we moved the door to the dining room and took 18'' from its width. We added a window seat in the dining room, a 42" wide pocket door, a built-in breakfast nook with an inexpensive custom pedestal table of a special shape that seats up to three children and two adults, and we replaced four small windows with five much larger ones. The result is an enhanced dining room and a sunny, highly functional kitchen with character.