As in many homes, the original kitchen suffered from poor design, builder grade stock cabinets and unattractive laminate countertops. With spacious 9’ ceilings and the client's desire to have the home's centerpiece flow with other previous remodeling efforts, we came up with a design that fits this beautiful home and the client's lifestyle. Custom Cherry cabinetry, beaded and inset doors and drawers, built-in refrigerator, integrated paneled ends, granite countertops and high-end appliances make up just some of the features in this kitchen.
This kitchen had its original cabinetry, flooring and countertops (circa 1950’s).
Due to the limited size of the kitchen, the client wanted to keep the kitchen light with no heavy wood stains or bulky tile. We accomplished this with clear custom Maple cabinetry, beautiful granite countertops and tiled backsplash with solid vertical grain bamboo flooring in a natural finish.
Originally this kitchen had Pine frameless cabinets, maintenance-heavy tiled countertops and undersized appliances. With a family of seven children, this kitchen is a true workhorse. The client was pleased with the original design but maintenance and performance were a time consuming issue.
With new, larger appliances, Cambria countertops and Cherry cabinetry, we accomplished the objectives of increased performance from the appliances, less maintenance with the Cambria countertops and a beautiful looking kitchen with the Cherry cabinetry.
While the original kitchen's layout was sufficient, it suffered from dark stain on oak doors which made the kitchen heavy and uninviting. Soffits limited the upper cabinet space and added to the heavy appearance of the kitchen. The client, whom had done a number of upgrades to the exterior of the home, wanted a lighter and more functional kitchen. Their choice of natural Birch cabinetry, stone backsplash and granite countertops, combined with the auburn cork floor made this kitchen warm, light and inviting.
The original kitchen was a typical 1960's kitchen; small with very little countertop space. The sink was below the north window (now the desk area) and had a peninsula dividing the kitchen from a dinette. The client wanted to expand the size of the kitchen using the dinette area. We accomplished this by moving the sink and range to their new location, removing the soffits to expand the cabinet uppers from 30" to 42". We took the 1-1/4" white oak floor that is found throughout the main level and brought this into the kitchen.