2012 NARI Capital CotY, Finalist Award Winner, Residential Kitchen $50,000 to $100,000
Baby boomers were getting ready to give a facelift to their home. Dragged looking run down kitchen was no match with the rest of their prominent Mclean neighbors.
A big peninsula with a huge overhead hood had blocked off kitchen from breakfast room. Doorways were narrow. A wall of brick chimney style occupied the left wall of this kitchen. “Crowded and disturbing” is how the wife described her kitchen.
Pour traffic flow pattern, lack of storage, and no rhyme or rhythm was how we saw the place.
Course of action started with regrouping all tall elements into a low visibility wall. Eliminate the peninsula, then creating a nice and inviting kitchen with wide pathway by the way of Middle Island.
Eliminate bulkheads, ducts and plumbing inside of them. Re-route the soil stack for upper bathrooms to an adjacent wall.
We relocated stove into the east wall, and build a beautiful wood mantel hood above it. This given this kitchen a practical work triangle. Then brought plumbing for prep. sink into the Island just couple steps away for multi-purpose use.
The north wall now have been occupied with tall pantry, big built in fridge and double oven cabinet .
There were two walls in the breakfast room that had not been used and now e have put them to good use for added storage and butler area and glass front cabinetry to display their valuable china.
Widening all doorways have and putting middle Island have improved the look and traffic pattern for garage into family room a lot more comfortable than it has ever been.
Use of light glazed cabinetry with a contrasting custom Mahogany wood countertop are part of highlight of this project and delivers one of customer’s wishes of bright and clean kitchen.
We have installed exotic mahogany floors to compliment center wood Island. Floors also had created a casual ambiance, especially against the soft lemon chiffon wall paint.
The ultimate French country style kitchen was completed with furnishing the old breakfast area with casual seating rather than a formal table.
This couple was inspired by this massive transformation to carry on the remodeling to other parts of their humbled home.