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→
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.