"Because the kitchen is small, there are no places for taking a meal within the kitchen itself," says [Mark A. Hermogeno], "although, the passthrough from the kitchen to the dining room does have an overhang wide enough to serve as a barheight counter eating space."
Project Case Study Spotlight on creative, problem-solving kitchens and baths Edwardian-Style Flat and overall aesthetic while his By Andrea Girolamo client designed his own storage and SAN FRANCISCO, CA— constructed the cabinetry. S ometimes immovable No structural changes or boundaries give rise to the footprint expansion was done on the most clever designs. Created space. The remodel took place over by Mark A. Hermogeno, six weeks, says Hermogeno. “The principal designer and owner of fairly quick design-build process was San Francisco-based Hermogeno due to our inability to expand the Designs, this 1920s-era ﬂat belongs space” because of the apartment’s to the cabinetmaker with whom existing structure, he says. Hermogeno frequently works. “Since only very minor work Designer Mark When he and his wife decided like floor replacement and minimal Hermogeno’s biggest challenge was to take to remodel their kitchen, they electrical work had been performed the 128-sq.-ft. space contacted Hermogeno to create in the home’s 80-year history, we into the 21st century, an updated style whose details had to strip the space down to the providing adequate would pay homage to the original studs and start from a blank slate,” storage while being Edwardian style while maintaining says the designer. This included mindful of the period a footprint that could not physically changing out plaster for drywall, designs in the rest of be expanded. adding new gas lines and replacing the apartment. “The challenge was to come up a small window over the sink. with an overall design that could “One major addition we made coordinate and respect the home’s was the installation of a dishwasher, architecture, while fulfilling the which the clients were happy to see modern living needs that weren’t after living without one for the five being met by the old design,” years they had lived in the home,” Hermogeno says. Hermogeno adds. “Their guidelines and requests PERIOD PIECES were simple,” he continues. “Keep Nicknamed the ‘Updated the footprint the same, maintain Edwardian’ by the designer, the the plumbed locations, add the style of the kitchen and apartment dishwasher, maximize storage, overall is actually a mix of early respect the home’s architecture,
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