We are excited to share the story of our most recent kitchen remodeling project with you. This is an example of what we call a “Refresh” rather than a remodel. In a Refresh we keep everything in the same general location, but update the finishes to bring a new feel to the existing space.
Opening Up the Space
We started by removing the wallpaper, cabinets, flooring, countertops, sink with faucet, and appliances. Once those items were removed, we removed the soffits above the old cabinets and removed the wall that divided the kitchen and the dining room. This allows the two smaller rooms to function as one larger space and gives an open concept that is desired by many home owners today.
Updating the Layout
Part of the new design and layout of the kitchen included the homeowners desire to move the microwave to a more convenient location below the countertop. This required changing the recirculating vent of the existing microwave over the range to a full vented hood which not only solves the problem, but also creates a focal point with sleek, modern style and a full height tile backsplash.
The existing ceiling had several drywall cracks and a couple of areas of damage. These are non-existent now that the repairs are made. The ceiling was retextured and painted and appears to be brand new. Sergenians provided and installed the beautiful tile back splash and the high quality luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring which simulates the look of wood, yet is extremely durable for the owner’s dogs.
The homeowner desired to create a fun and inviting space with this Refresh and the new lighting fixtures certainly did that. They chose an artistic piece above the dining room table that is functional but whimsical. Usually when adding can lights to light up a space, a 5” or 6” light is used. This homeowner chose very small 1” LED light fixtures which are not noticeable in the ceiling until they are turned on and then they light up the space most impressively.
High-end Plato Brand Cabinets with flush doors were chosen with help from our friends over at Kitchen Ideas Center. Sitting on the beautiful cabinets are VicaStone Quartz Counter Tops by BadgerGranite Werks, which help give the room it’s crisp and clean look.
The existing appliances were replaced with new stainless steel appliances, and a fresh coat of paint was applied to the walls and ceiling. Elliott Painting did an exceptional job by adding a large chalkboard finish to one entire wall showing everyone that this kitchen is a fun space
When this project was finished our client had the following to say:
Considering a home renovation? Simon Builders can help!
A home redesign isn’t something that you jump right into blind. You are going to want to do some research before you begin planning out your home redesign. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you begin thinking about the redesign process.
What is my budget? Can I achieve the design I want? What are my goals for this redesign? Who do I call for help?
The last question is easy enough- our design and sales team will help you find the right look and quality products to transform your home. We have the years of experience to guide you through the process from start to finish! Contact us today to get started.