Kitchen 32 Gallery
This dated small kitchen was closed off from the other rooms in the home, all of which surrounded it on this level. The owners wanted to open up the space to the other rooms and make it larger, as well as improve access from the garage area, which was through the very small laundry room. We removed the walls from the laundry area and created a double door laundry closet, which allowed direct access from the garage to the kitchen area and incorporated the laundry room space into the kitchen. We then reconfigured the kitchen and gave it a larger window view into the private back yard. The homeowners were using a portable island cart, which we replaced with a large storage island, with matching granite top. The homeowners wanted their color scheme to blend with the existing family room, so we finished the maple cabinetry with a rose toned glaze, and also carried those tones in the tile floor. All appliances were replaced with new stainless steel appliances. The removal of the laundry room also allowed us to install larger pantry cabinetry, giving them additional storage space. It also allowed repositioning of the refrigerator to allow some counter space and display cabinets on that same wall, as well as opposite on the wall next to the wall oven and microwave. We also tied the family room area into the kitchen by extending the granite counter top over to the railing overlooking the family room area, and created a small informal dining area.