Bringing modern day style to a traditional kitchen! Some of our favorite projects are ones that showcase how basic updates can transform your home and spark a 'can do' attitude. Take a look at the Before & After of our latest remodel to view 'drastic but do-able' changes.
Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives Here: An easy going couple and their two sons
Scope of Work: Using the original space, cabinets were replaced, slight work to the walls, a window updated, flooring replaced.
Cabinet Line: Design-Craft Cabinetry
After: The updated kitchen is now a reflection of the family's personal style. We stacked the crown molding to meet the ceiling, a detail which added a polished touch to the room.
Before: A good layout in need of a few tweaks and updates. We closed the entrance to the laundry room in the remodel (seen on the left) which was also doubling as the homeowner's baking supply center. We also evened out the cabinetry and moved the microwave to a base cabinet, making room for a chimney hood.
After: With the kitchen table close to the original desk and able to house homework sessions of it's own, there was no need to have both. So instead this area was replaced by a beverage fridge, benefiting both the children and adults!
Before: (Left) A small sink and window did nothing to benefit the existing kitchen. In the remodel a farm sink was added and the window enlarged to take advantage of the natural light the backside of the house receives. (Right) We noticed this wall had a lot of potential. By slightly decreasing the size of the doorway, enough room for a hutch piece was created.
After: The homeowner is petite and always found putting away dishes in upper cabinets to be a slight challenge. So instead, she selected to have two deep drawers next to her dishwasher to house all her plates and daily necessities. A small adjustment with a big impact.
The soft blue-grey finish of the hutch piece defines this area from the rest of the kitchen, while giving dimension and having fun with color. The side of the refrigerator was paneled to match the door style of the cabinetry.
Before: A view of the original kitchen table and peek into the living room.
Design Note: Even with a semi-open floor plan, its still important to create a smooth connection between rooms. This sudden jump from one room to the next caught our eye; see the below photo for a clear visual of our fix.
After: The hutch was the perfect bridge to visually transition into the adjacent room. Serving as a sort of furniture piece, this run of cabinetry is less kitchen-y and more transitional; capable of housing items from both rooms.
Wrapped Up: The homeowner is an avid baker so we took note and made sure to give her not only plentiful storage, but cabinet accessories to fit her needs! A spice pull out was placed to the left of her oven, while the wall cabinet above it houses all her baking supplies. Now picture you're idea of a dream kitchen, what would be on your 'have to have' list? Let us know in the comments below- we would love to hear them!