Hiline Builders kitchen remodel

Let there be Natural Light

The most important aspect of any design is being able to “Get in the clients head” as I call it, and really gain an understanding of what they’re trying to accomplish with their remodel.
This particular kitchen was in desperate need of natural lighting, (see featured image above), and we came up with a way to solve this dilemma by adding a new roof dormer above with 3 south facing awning windows. This not only brought in some fresh new light but also served as a great source for some added ventilation.

Hiine Builders framing
Adding Roof Dormer Windows
Hiline Buidlers Framing and construction
Interior View of Dormer Framing

Opening up the space

We also removed a bearing wall that separated the kitchen from the living room which really opened up the space and made the kitchen large enough for an oversized island. Removing the bearing wall required us to install a beam in the ceiling to carry the load of the cathedral ceiling in the living room. We concealed the beam in the ceiling above.
Enlarging the existing kitchen window added even more natural light.

HIline Builders Design Ideas
Wall removed for open affect

We also utilized some otherwise unusable space by adding a new pantry under the stairs.
Hiine Builders Pantry addition
A new Pantry was also added

Additional Lighting Options

Multiple lighting options
Multiple lighting options

We added several other lighting options to allow different aesthetic affects. Including pendants above the island, a ceiling fan light in the dormer ceiling, Recessed cans, LED tape under cabinet lighting, and track lighting over the kitchen sink and in the living room.
It’s nice to be able to set different moods for different situations.

And this little device was a life saver enabling us to meet code requirements for island outlets.

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Pop up island plug

Other features include beechwood cabinets, Stone tile backsplash, and a stainless steel range hood.

Hiline Builders Cabinet Design and install
Beechwood Cabinets
Stainless Range Hood
Stainless Range Hood

And There Was

Everyone was pleased with the final outcome and we have once again made some great new friends for life and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Hiline Builders Completed Kitchen Remodel
Completed Kitchen Remodel

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I Hope you enjoyed this tour. Call Hiline Builders Inc. Today for your free in home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

6 thoughts on “Let there be Natural Light”

  1. Phil, enjoyed this delightful redesign plan and kitchen renovation! It demonstrates a creative mind who knows how to get around obstacles that might stump others. The project photos left me wanting for more clever examples of how to transform a dreary 1970s or 1980s built home into a light-filled gracious living area. So glad there are still quality builders out there. Keep up the good work HiLine Builders, Inc.

  2. Phil,

    Enjoyed this delightful redesign plan and kitchen renovation! It demonstrates a creative mind who knows how to get around obstacles that might stump others.

    The project photos left me wanting for more clever examples of how to transform a dreary 1970s or 1980s built home into a light-filled gracious living area.

    So glad there are still quality builders out there. Keep up the good work HiLine Builders, Inc.

    1. Thank You for your positive Comments J Ross. I haven’t been getting notifications of comments on my blog so I ‘ll make it a point to check in more often.
      Happy Holidays!
      Phil Vanderloo

      1. Phil, enjoyed this delightful redesign plan and kitchen renovation! It demonstrates a creative mind who knows how to get around obstacles that might stump others. The project photos left me wanting for more clever examples of how to transform a dreary 1970s or 1980s built home into a light-filled gracious living area. So glad there are still quality builders out there. Keep up the good work HiLine Builders, Inc.

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