Whether to remodel or move is a question many homeowners face at some point during homeownership. In this case, our clients opted to stay, and give their kitchen a major facelift.
The primary goal of the remodel was to create a larger more functional kitchen, add more seating for large family gatherings, increase storage, and introduce an elegant mix of materials that would make the kitchen stunning in appearance.
Stewart Remodel Design Build's Interior Designer Deanna Bixler created a floorplan that used the space behind the kitchen, which was really a "second" dining room, to provide the additional space needed for the expanded kitchen. This also provided a more open floorplan. Since the wall separating the kitchen and "second" dining room was non-load bearing, the layout change was feasible, less intrusive, and less costly than it could have been.
The large island became an incredible focal point and provided a secondary seating area for family gatherings.
To improve the layout and functionality, all the appliances were relocated. The range was replaced by a double oven and a cooktop, with the exhaust hood vented to the outside.
The materials included a combination of Showplace cherry cashew expresso-stained semi-custom cabinets, Waypoint painted cabinets with a hazelnut glaze, Jenn-Air appliances, Taj Mahal Brushed quartz countertop, Delta Cassidy faucet, and Blanco Valea Super Single Bowl sink in Cafe Brown color.
Flooring usually comes into play, especially if a wall is removed. In this case, Paradise Valley oak flooring was installed throughout. Electrical changes were rather substantial, which isn't unusual with recent code changes. Recessed lights, undercabinet lights, and new circuits were added.
A television was added above the refrigerator, it's installed inside a cabinet on a retractable arm so it can be hidden when not in use.
The result of these changes was the creation of an incredible kitchen, beautiful, useful, elegant, a space that will be enjoyed for many years to come.