Seeing the Light(s)
This 70’s era home had a beautiful plan with high ceilings throughout except in the kitchen. Of the many problems the old kitchen presented these were the most glaring:
- The tight space made it difficult for more than one person to be in the kitchen at a time.
- Inconvenient single exit and entrance.
- Low ceilings.
- Outdated 70’s style oak cabinetry.
- Awkward pass-through to the adjacent hallway.
- Very little counter space and limited food prep areas.
- Dark, uninviting atmosphere.
- Lack of storage space.
This spectacular new kitchen would meet the needs of any home chef. We included the latest and greatest appliances, plus under counter refrigeration drawers in the island and a beautiful SubZero wine fridge. The large island was built with seating for 4 and is fantastic for entertaining.
Here’s how our design team was able to create this beautiful new space:
- We replaced the angled peninsula with an a large island.
- The new island plan allows easy entry to the kitchen from either dining room or family room sides.
- The ceiling was raised 15” and cabinetry was extended to the new ceiling height.
- The new frameless European style cabinetry (in maple Ginger with Mocha glaze) gives the kitchen an updated look. We included glass doors with lighting inside the cabinetry, custom turned posts on the island, a custom wood hood and a pewter mural backsplash.
- The awkward hallway pass-through was closed, allowing us to add a decorative niche in the hallway and refrigerator on the kitchen side.
- The large island and cook top oven give the kitchen a large and spacious feel and provide additional food prep areas throughout.
- We added a pot light grid in the new ceiling and included lighting inside the cabinetry and over the countertops to make the remodeled kitchen bright and easy to work in during the day and at night.
- The added wall cabinetry, pantry space and large island allows for significantly more storage space and makes the kitchen a great room for entertaining.