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As their three young children got older, the homeowners felt they were outgrowing their kitchen. In addition, they found the layout restrictive and especially did not like having the refrigerator located in a heavily trafficked area. They wanted their kitchen to be a place where friends and family could comfortably gather and enjoy.
The island was a crucial feature to the homeowners. We designed it with two levels so it can be used for work and dining. By angling the ends, we were able to gain the length to accommodate the family without it feeling too big. Lastly, we used a creamy “Brie” color on the island while the perimeter cabinets are in a deep, rich cherry in order to define and balance the space.
One of the challenges we encountered during design related to the ceiling of the proposed addition. … Read More »
The homeowner felt her kitchen was outdated, dark and cramped.
While the budget did not allow for us to increase the footprint of the kitchen, opening up the wall between the kitchen and family room created a more open feel and allowed space for a breakfast bar. An updated and more upscale look was achieved with shaker style natural cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a slate backsplash, and hardwood floors. With creative design and careful selection of materials, this homeowner was able to realize her dreams for her kitchen while respecting the budget.
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This 40-year old raised ranch frustrated our clients with the small kitchen area and limiting layout of the kitchen, living room and dining room.
Our plan was to remove the walls between the kitchen, dining room and living room and open up the whole space. The completely remodeled kitchen featuring new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a new center island is now a showcase, and the focus of both the living and dining rooms.
However the renovation did present one fairly significant challenge. We had to transfer the weight of the main support beam without disturbing the finished basement ceiling below. To do this, we removed more of the subfloor in the kitchen and cut in new beam work.
The homeowners were also quite concerned that any “modern” updates would not take away from its inherent architecture and style. To avoid … Read More »
The homeowners who enjoy cooking and entertaining wanted to change the look, improve the flow and increase the functionality of their kitchen.
By eliminating the peninsula, the island was enlarged to include space for seating, food preparation, sink, dishwasher, microwave, warming drawer and storage. The new layout also permitted room for another food preparation area which is ideal for entertaining. Warmer tones and new features such as the arched entryway, half walls with columns, French doors and enhanced lighting help to completely transform this kitchen.
Existing conditions created project challenges. In the far corner of the kitchen there was a rarely used indoor grill whose stone surround was attached to the floor to ceiling fireplace in the adjoining family room. To make this area useful and maintain the … Read More »
Kitchens are the most remodeled room in the house. Typically the kitchen area is also the center of activity, the conference room of the home, the dining area, the absolute hub. The kitchen is the most viewed area in your home and for that matter the greatest investment in a remodeling project.
People remodel for numerous reasons including design, functionality, resale value, entertaining, and style. Whatever your reason may be, here are a few ideas that may contribute to your ideal kitchen remodeling project.
When addressing the kitchen from a complete remodel or custom home build, design the kitchen facing east to catch the morning sun. But remember to use UV protection windows to protect wood flooring and furniture from fading.
Appliances – A few brands really rise above the rest. Stick to Energy Star Rated Appliances for efficiency
Wolf Dual Fuel Pro Range– … Read More »
The homeowners had several objectives for the remodel of their kitchen. They wanted to change the style from contemporary to French provincial. They also wanted to improve the traffic flow, gain more counter space, improve the lighting and incorporate the kitchen design to other areas of their home.
To achieve the look the homeowners wanted, the color and style of the cabinetry play an important role.
All cabinetry was custom-designed and custom-made using natural cherry with beaded inset and raised panel doors.
Wood paneling was used on most of the appliances to bring more warmth into the overall color scheme.
Accents such as the birdcage knobs, chrome polished plumbing fixtures, black granite countertops, bead board, and dental molding were incorporated to achieve a … Read More »