Remodeling kitchens can make such a complete change in the look of a home as shown in our latest project. We have shown the progress of this job in other posts, but it is worth another look to see how dramatic a kitchen remodel can be. The original kitchen had formica countertops and cabinets, which were falling apart after 50+ years of use, and a design that just wasn’t functional.
The homeowner wanted an island and an open view, but had no idea how to achieve it. The only other items on their list were white cabinets and a black granite countertop. With that, and a few thoughts of our own, we designed a modern kitchen with all the latest amenities, that is a far cry from the “old and busted” kitchen they once had. Removing walls and redesigning the “kitchen triangle” (stove, sink, refer) gave this kitchen much more storage, and a look that fits nicely into this early 1950’s cottage.
Some of the notables in this kitchen include:
- 42″ tall upper cabinets with adjustable clear maple shelves
- 3/4″ overlay hinges and soft closers
- 22″ full extension ball bearing slides
- Slide out drawers in most base cabinets
- Slide out recycle/trash bins in base cabinet
- Corner fold out door to access base corner cabinet
- Cabinet access from dining area to other corner cabinet (not a blind cabinet)
- False door panels on bar and ends to complete the look throughout
- Full 24″ deep upper cab above refrigerator and tall side panels
- Tile floor that matched existing tile in the lanai
- Solid oak wall cap and window sills stained to match wood floors
- Dimmable LED undercab lighting, and LED puck lighting over sink
- Pendant lights over bartop
- Plus so much more.