To properly open up the kitchen to allow for more light in the space, our team had to reconfigure a few things to ensure the room remained structurally sound. For starters, we removed a wall and chimney piece that limited the space of the original kitchen footprint. From there, we did work to even out the ceilings. The kitchen ceiling was low, which felt claustrophobic compared to the high ceilings of the addition. While opening things up, we added a beam and removed a few soffits to give the room a more consistent appearance with the addition.
Before: The kitchen is confined to a small, box-like footprint, with limited lighting and storage. The cabinets are limited due to the structure of the space. There is a peninsula to offer seating. The room is cut off by a hallway wall.
After: The hallway wall is removed, opening up the space. The ceiling is evened out, making it feel more cohesive with the great room. An island and a beverage center are added, creating ample storage opportunities that didn't exist before. The countertops are thick quartz. A new light fixture hangs above the island, along with additional canned lights.
Island & Beverage Center Cabinets: Sorrento brand, frameless, maple, painted cabinets in Ebony
Perimeter Cabinet Color: Sorrento brand, frameless, maple, painted cabinets in Distant Grey
Hardware: Riverside T-knob (wall cabinet doors), 6" Kingsbridge Pull (base doors & drawers) and 12" Kingsbridge Appliance Pull (Refrigerator & Beverage Fridge)
Countertops: Quartz countertops in "Statuary Classique"
Backsplash Tile: 3x12 Subway "Marlow Cloud Glossy"
Beverage Center Backsplash Tile: Mosiac "Dover Pattern in Cicero"
Faucet: Brizo Litze in Luxe Gold
Sink: Vault Undermount Smart Divide in Stainless Steel
Flooring: Refinish all wood floors (2-1/4" Red Oak)
Hood: VentAHood in "gunsmoke"