Wall Filler (CS-WF396)
3"W * 96"H * 3/4"D -WOOD
Price ( Piece ):
- Product Model CS-WF396
This piece over the island has special meaning to one of the homeowners. It was originally part of his great-grandfather’s workbench, and he wanted to use it in some way in the kitchen. “He asked me if we could hang it on the wall, and I told him, ‘Oh, we can do better than that!’” Alton says. She designed a custom light fixture that incorporates the beam and three vintage mason jars. New England Design Elements
Because of quirky layouts in historic homes, Alton says it can be difficult to work in the kinds of work triangles and zones that can be carefully orchestrated in new homes. Here a small island that serves as a prepping drop zone was key to making the space functional. Its smaller size is in keeping with the farmhouse look. The top is walnut butcher block.Without a lot of counter space adjacent to the range, the extra workspace was essential. The homeowners can unload items from the refrigerator onto the island that they’ll need while cooking, so that they’ll be within reach of the range. Food can also be chopped right on top of the butcher block. New England Design Elements
Another challenge presented by the quirkiness was a change in ceiling height from one end of the room to the other. Alton removed some bad faux beams that had been added during the 1970s renovation. Next she had to rearrange some of the original beams so they would make sense with the new layout. The original beams remain and are still structural, but are arranged in a way that makes more sense with the new layout. Soffits surrounding the beams provide space for the new recessed lights and contribute to a more cohesive ceiling composition.