No matter what your budget may be, you can achieve your dream kitchen through smart design and high quality materials. Many homeowners are transforming their dated kitchens by simply upgrading their fixtures or changing the layout of the space. To see how we do it, here are three recent kitchen remodel designs we’ve completed.
#1 – Upgraded Materials + Lighting
BEFORE: Pull-and-Put Kitchen Remodel Many homeowners are looking to simply update their kitchens without changing the actual footprint of the space.
AFTER: Pull-and-Put-Kitchen-RemodelWe call these pull and put projects, where we take out the old and replace it with higher quality materials.
Open KitchenIn this case, our client had been living with her kitchen torn out for a year after damage two her townhouse. She had a number of companies look at the job, but never felt comfortable trusting them. Someone suggested checking with a professional remodeler, so she contacted us.
New CabinetryWe started with the cabinetry, installing maple cabinets with soft close features, so drawers and doors close quietly and smoothly.
PeninsulaWe also extended the countertop space by creating a peninsula that will allow for more workspace and places to congregate.
LightingLighting was also critical in this design, with under cabinet lighting throughout.
BEFORE: Outdated KitchenOur clients had worked with local university students to design the kitchen, but unfortunately the work never materialized.
AFTER: Modern DesignIt was time to bring a professional, and we focused on creating a space that allowed for multiple people in the kitchen, as well as room for entertaining.
BEFORE: Separate Kitchen and DiningOur clients wanted more space so we looked to the adjoining dining room.
AFTER: Open SpaceAfter removing the dining room wall we combined the two spaces.
BEFORE: Dated Fixtures Cabinetry, paint, countertops and fixtures all dated this kitchen.
AFTER: Upgraded MaterialsUpgraded cabinetry, countertops, colors and fixtures all brought the kitchen into today.
BEFORE: Crowded Window SillA traditional window ledge gets crowded with household items behind the sink.
AFTER: New Space and AppealWe set the window about 8 inches to create a little shelf over the sink. It's a great place to put plants and other items. Very inexpensive and simple, but a neat way to gain extra appeal.
AFTER: Integrated with the ExteriorWe made sure the new window box integrated with the exterior - as if it was always there.
Multiple UsesKitchens are a hub of activity - a place to cook, eat, socialize, work and store keepsakes and day-to-day items. The overall layout accomodates enough space for multiple cooks and hosting large dinner parties.
Meeting a DeadlineOur clients had a big party planned for a family graduation, so the space had to be completed by then. We worked up until the day before the party to ensure we completed the space in time.
Space for EntertainingThe bar area allows for eating and gathering. The quartz countertop created a low maintenance kitchen as well.
Custom Tile FloorBy placing the tiles on the diagonal, we added visual interest and the illusion of space.
Custom CabinetryThis beautiful china cabinet displays the client's best pieces.
Little DetailsThe client had a hard time displaying her china plates, so we created a little ledge in the back with a piece of trim so the plates would stand up properly.
Hiding a Support BeamWhen we removed the dining room wall, we had to disguise the support beam for the second floor. We did so with a wrap around cabinet that still had room for storage.
Custom CabinetryYou can make the most out of high end cabinetry with extra features.
Cabinetry That WorksOne of the ways to make a kitchen functional is to consider how you use the space. That will help you choose cabinets that will store items while still being accessible.
Home Office StationAn office nook beside the double oven serves as a place for paying bills and family communication.
Custom Tile BacksplashGlass tiles are easy to clean and add plenty of style.
BEFORE: Small KitchenSometimes a kitchen just doesn’t work, however, it doesn’t necessarily mean huge expansions. We can “steal” a little space from other under-used parts of the home to create a more functional floorplan. The circled area was an area of opportunity for us.
AFTER: Adding 18 square feetIn the end, we only added 18 square feet, but combined with the new layout we were able to completely transform this space.
View from the Breakfast Nook
Center IslandWe added a center island to create a more functional workspace in the kitchen.
View to the OutsideThe design of this window mimics the original floorplan.
Home Office StationWe created a small home office station for homework, bill paying and more.
Seamless IntegrationWe also added a screened porch and integrated the two spaces.
Under Cabinet LightingWe installed under cabinet lighting to illuminate task areas.
Integration with the Family RoomThe kitchen also flows nicely into the adjoining family room.
Custom CabinetryYou can really customize a kitchen with cabinetry.
Butcher Block TopA butcher block top for the island creates the ultimate prep station.
Beautiful Custom Cabinetry
Beautiful Custom Cabinetry
Beautiful Custom Cabinetry
Seeded Glass and Cabinet Lighting
Glass Tile Backsplash
Utility Drawer Inserts
Pull Out Cutting Board
Pantry ShelvingWe squeezed every inch of the available pantry space with this custom storage unit.