Tiny But Mighty

LOCATION: Mt Lebanon, PA

PROJECT INFO: What this home lacked in space, it owned in potential. We set out on this renovation to maximize every nook and cranny, making every square-foot usable. The first plan of attack was to close off an exterior door that was never used, allowing us to enlarge a window for added light. We renovated the kitchen to be more modern but also maintain a look historically relevant for a 1940’s home. We incorporated a peninsula breakfast bar for added space, and a storage-based banquette was built into the front bay window so their child’s art time didn’t conflict with cooking time. An extra-deep pantry cabinet was combined with the family drop zone to help declutter and keep them organized. At the end of the dining space, we built china cabinetry with waterfall quartz, creating a windowsill perfect for serving. Parquet wood floors were installed to match perfectly with the rest of the first floor. Finally, custom cabinetry now flanks both sides of the fireplace in the living room to provide extra storage for books and games. This was a renovation for the ages.