The kitchen’s backsplash tiles from Old Port Specialty Tile
determined the color of the rest of the room, which (aside from
a powder room) consists of the whole of the front cottage’s
downstairs. A slight drop in the kitchen ceiling, as well as a step
down from the kitchen to the living area, allows the room to
be visually delineated. Custom cabinetry (here and elsewhere
in the house) was done by Greg Soper Woodworking. The drawers to the right of the refrigerator are actually a faux front for a pull-out pantry.