Best of: Kitchen Renovations


It’s kitchen season! You heard us right. It’s cold, windy and lights are a-twinkling. There is no better time to huddle in the kitchen making and enjoying delicious things all day long than during a Chicago winter.

To celebrate, we’re rounding up our favorite kitchen renovations, as well as the photos of the best kitchen designs we’ve created since our inception in 2008. Grab a glass of wine, stoke the fire and pop something in the oven—we’re taking a tour through some of moss’ favorite kitchens. 

We just wrapped up this sustainable charred wood extension, which featured a new layout, gorgeous family room, heated floors and a couple very spa-like bathrooms. You can read all about our passive design strategies in this post. The kitchen gave us the opportunity to add pops of color onto the island (topped with easy to maintain stainless steel) and source some stellar pendant lights. Custom cabinetry, as always, makes things look nice and tidy—even after that new soup recipe explodes in the blender.

Although it’s nice to have, you don’t need a gigantic kitchen for it be the kitchen of your dreams. This modern loft in Logan Square was part of our Logan Certified development and we wanted to provide a polished canvas for the tenants to decorate their home as they pleased. Our first stop was creating custom cabinetry and matching it up line for line with state of the art appliances and plenty of shelving, while keeping the silhouette compact.

The creative couple owners of west loop loft were collectors of eclectic and colorful objects. We designed this kitchen renovation with their tastes in mind, with lots of shelving and a live edge table.

Believe it or not, this kitchen was dark and gloomy before we updated the layout of Melrose house. Salvaged pendant lights add some visual flair to an otherwise neutral palette of marble, stainless and glossy custom cabinets.

The kitchen in Erie loft features matching marble (check out the counter and the backsplash) with custom stainless steel and white cabinets. We love how the appliances line up perfectly with the walls—it’s so sleek and satisfying. Loft kitchens can lack warmth, so we added some much-needed tones of timber on the ceiling and walls.

Want to explore more of our kitchen design philosophy? Read our post on Why The Kitchen Triangle Doesn’t Work, Why Moss Designs Custom Cabinetry and Why an Open Kitchen is More Than a Design Update.