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Minor layout changes
produce major impact
in this Stratham kitchen
W
hen her children were
small, every time Johnna
Dourdoufis wanted to
open the double oven
doors, she panicked, and had to first yell
out, " Don't come into the kitchen! "
" I had in-wall double ovens that were
in the doorway between the mudroom
and the kitchen, " she explains. " I was
afraid one of my kids would run into a hot
oven. " Family holidays with lots of little
ones underfoot made her particularly
nervous. " My kitchen was functionally
bad. Even worse, it was dangerous. "
Johnna and her husband, Peter, built
their 4,100-square-foot Stratham home
in 2002. In the fall of 2019, they decided
to finally renovate their kitchen, but the
Covid pandemic and ensuing supply
chain shortages kept the project from
beginning in earnest until June 2020.
" It was way, way beyond time for an
upgrade, " says Johnna. " Most of the appliances
and most of the cabinets were
broken. I was using my son's microwave
from college because mine had died. "
The existing space presented a multitude
of problems. In addition to the
hazardous oven doors, the refrigerator
was angled in such a way that when its
door was opened it bumped into the
kitchen island. All the appliances and the
sink were located on the same side of the
kitchen, creating a logjam, and there was
room for only one person at a time at the
cooktop. Even the hardware was in the
homeowners' words, " ugly. "
While they understood that a major
renovation was called for, the Dourdoufises
were put off at first by what certain
professional remodelers were telling
them. " A lot of them wanted to do a
Left: The kitchen was redesigned to support
day-to-day life and family gatherings in a stylish,
comfortable and simple setting.
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