Before + After Renovation: 1940's House in Ridgewood By Luly Bestard Melarti, AIA ​

Updated: Jan 14, 2019


This kitchen is located in a 1940’s house in Ridgewood that was in need of renovation. The homeowner asked for the new kitchen to be aesthetically light and modern and to be functionally connected to the family room. It was already open to the family room, so we only had to remove one column and for it to feel entirely connected.

We selected a downdraft vent that is hidden in the cabinet, instead of an island hood, to keep the opening free from obstructions. The homeowner loves to cook and entertain, so the surfaces selected had to withstand heavy use. The counters look like a thick slab of Calcutta Gold Marble but are in fact man-made quartz.


Opposite the kitchen is a vaulted family room with a grand floor to ceiling fireplace.

The original stone was outdated and replaced by a 24"x24" porcelain tile that resembles concrete panels. Even though it looks like a poured concrete wall, the porcelain is thin enough to create a recessed niche for a TV.

Luly Bestard Melarti, Designer, Licensed Architect, and Owner of Terracotta Studio, an award-winning residential design company offering INTERIOR and ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN services in New Jersey.

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