Our clients knew they had “good bones” in their existing kitchen, but still wanted significant changes to make the kitchen space “their own”. Floors were completely changed out using a Dark Hickory style wood plank tile, and we added custom cabinetry to the existing, created a new island in black and updated the window seat area. Quartz tops in a white marble pattern were used throughout. The cooktop area got a new tile backsplash makeover, to complement all new appliances added, including the modern oven hood. We were also able to carefully expand on the existing red brick oven area’s openings to accommodate the new double oven.
One of the more significant and impactful changes made to the kitchen was the opening of the wall between the dining room and the kitchen. This created a whole new countertop area and gave our clients beautiful natural light shining in from the front of their home. We were able to seamlessly match the detailed architectural elements on the columns and trims that existed in other areas of the kitchen and home.
New lighting in the kitchen area is layered to provide the clients with more or less light, depending on the family’s tasks at hand. A combination of ceiling high hats, undercabinet lights, oven hood area lighting and inside the cabinetry lighting is used.
In the family room across from the kitchen, we worked with our clients to create a custom wall unit which provides shelving for family heirlooms and treasures, drawers and cabinets for hidden storage, and a large enough space for a flat screen television.
This kitchen and family room renovation project is a great example of what happens when you work as a team to value what is existing while adding beauty and function by adding new changes where needed.