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), Continue reading Let there be Natural Light→
Well we made it.
We were faced with a challenging deadline to get this project completed before the owners annual party. Fortunately we were able to submit the plans and acquire a permit without any delays.
This project included-
granite counter tops
subway tile backsplash
We were able to get this one done 2 weeks ahead of schedule and the new kitchen was a huge hit at the party. Yes, yours truly was there to enjoy the festivities.
We all have those nagging little things about our homes that we would like to change and sooner or later we reach the breaking point where we just can’t take it anymore.
That’s the best part about my job. Being able to make those annoying little things go away.
How many of you have that odd shaped living room that, no matter how you move things around, you just can’t make it feel right. That disproportionate configuration or stepped down floor in just the wrong spot. Or that kitchen layout that you can’t imagine how anyone could screw up so badly.
This particular kitchen, which we are in the process of remodeling was just that. With dark cabinets and virtually no natural light, it was almost depressing to walk into.
The scope of work for this project included improving the lighting to allow for alternative lighting sources, providing natural lighting, and removing the wall to the left to open the kitchen up to the adjoining family room to provide a more socially friendly atmosphere.
The first step was enlarging the existing window to 8′ wide with a double casement that also provided improved ventilation.
Next we opened up the ceiling to provide a dormer with 3 new awning windows to bring in more natural light.
The original kitchen also had a very unusual traffic pattern and entrance configuration. That problem was solved by removing the wall and installing a new doorway between the entry and the living room.
This remodel is scheduled to be completed in the next couple weeks and we’ll follow up with photos of the completed project.
Sometimes you get lucky and stumble on some nice surprises during the course of a remodel. This particular kitchen remodel presented an unexpected treat. When we exposed the existing ceiling framing, we found that the ceiling had been dropped to 8 feet for some unknown reason and, for a very minimal expense, we were able to remove the dropped ceiling which left the client with a 9 foot ceiling height which, in my opinion, was one of the best enhancements of the remodel. Continue reading Nice Surprise!→