I was probably the most excited about this job last year. This was “Grandma Peirick’s” kitchen and I have never cared for this layout. My biggest complaint with this current layout – you have to cross the room to use this dishwasher. A few people have come to me over the years with this kitchen and have complained that it didn’t function well but they weren’t willing to blow out the wall between the kitchen and living room. When the Folgers came to us and said, “we want to get rid of the wall” I was stoked. We moved the garage door about 3’, put the dishwasher next to the sink and added a family friendly island. Can you also say, “lights” We added 8 can lights in this space and under cabinet lights. Now whether it’s dinner for 2 or a big family gathering, everyone’s in the same room and the cook isn’t sent to the dark corner.
The McCormick kitchen was, let’s face it, sad, worn out and didn’t make the best use of the space. The perimeter cabinets are white and we took them to the ceiling making the space feel bigger. The island is grey with decorative table legs and seating for 4. Cambria Berwyn counters and simple white modern subway tile added elegance. We also replaced the closet doors, windows and trim to tie it all together.
Here’s another home that had an unused formal dining room. Cherry cabinets replaced oak cabinets. Soffits were removed and the wall between the kitchen and dining room eliminated. The one light fixture in the center of the room (which offers not enough light) was replaced with numerous can lights and under cabinet lighting. Granite counters and stone backsplash finish off this kitchen quite nicely.
The home had oak EVERYWHERE, cabinets, trim, doors, and floor!! Unused dinette space allowed us a two-island design. All doors and trim where painted white to remove the oak, which lead us to do Welling custom cabinets in maple wood with Cambria quartz counters and glass tile