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Featured Project: Stylish Kitchen Makeover

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.


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.

Before After

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.

Before After

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.

Before After

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.

Before After

High-end Plato Brand Cabinets with flush doors were chosen with help from our friends over at Kitchen Idea Center. Sitting on the beautiful cabinets are VicaStone Quartz Counter Tops by BadgerGrantie Works, 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.

Before After

When this project was finished our client had the following to say: “The remodel experience was extremely positive.  The MFSB crew was on time every day, cleaned up every day, and keep the project on schedule….to the day! Terry Dowell gave me a written schedule a week before demo started.  He kept to that schedule, to the day.  I know this is not an easy task with 11 different subcontractors and vendors. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product or with every person on the MFSB crew that helped me to get it done.  Thank you!”

We are just as happy as our client with how this project turned out. If you or someone you know is considering updating an area of their home, we would appreciate the opportunity to discuss our Refresh process to bring the area up to date.