Remodel Reveal: The New and Improved Grey and White Kitchen

Background:

This Bradenton couple contacted us after seeing our ad in a local publication. After their initial inquiry, they decided to attend one of our seminars where we discuss and help folks to avoid the most common remodeling mistakes. It was at that point that they decided to meet with us to discuss their goals for a kitchen remodel project.

At first, our client was not entirely sure what they wanted to do in their almost 50-year-old kitchen, but they knew it needed updating. After speaking with our designer, they decided to leave the appliances where they were and keep the existing layout.

So, apart from some minor structural changes, we decided to replace and update the cabinets, counters, flooring, etc with new items giving it a fresh new look that fits in with the rest of the home.

 

Solution:

We began this remodel by removing and disposing of everything that was existing in the kitchen. This included appliances, cabinets, countertops, flooring, and wallpaper. We also removed the drop ceiling and wall directly to the right of the kitchen window, which would eventually be the new home of additional cabinets and countertops.

After demolition was complete, we wired for new recessed lights, under cabinet LED lighting and a brushed steel ceiling fan. We also re-wired for the new placement of the microwave (from the left side of the range to the right side).

Directly following, our carpenters repaired and painted the drywall and ceiling by the kitchen window, which needed attention after removing the wall and drop ceiling.

Once the prep work was completed, we started on the flooring. The selections included a new Bedrosians glazed porcelain wood-look tile. With the flooring set, we then installed full-overlay, raised panel Wellborn Cabinets in a Dove Slate color. The corner base cabinets included lazy susans for convenient access to items used often. We also installed a double wastebasket cabinet and a few deep drawer cabinets to maximize storage.

With the cabinets in place, the countertops were templated for the new Cambria quartz that would later be installed. Amerock knobs and pulls were attached to the cabinets and our team started on the backsplash. A full-height subway tile in ice white color was placed on the sink and range walls. This was a simple clean design and is a nice touch with the light grey cabinets.

In completing this project, the brushed steel ceiling fan and under cabinet LED lights with dimmer switches were installed. New stainless-steel appliances were put in their place and finally, the kitchen was ready for cooking.

Our client was more than pleased with the outcome of their remodeled kitchen and they couldn’t wait to cook their first meal in the space.

Remodel Reveal: A Fifty-Year-Old Kitchen Transformation

Background:

We first met this couple at a home show in 2016 when they approached us about remodeling their kitchen. They then stopped into our Bradenton design center to discuss the options and what might be possible for their project.

They own a beautiful home just a short drive from the Manatee River. However, it was built in the 60’s with most everything being original, and in need of an update.

The kitchen was closed off from the dining area, so they wanted to open it up to be one large room because they enjoyed entertaining. Our couple also wanted to add a kitchen island, as well as update the aesthetics like cabinets and countertops.  In addition to focusing on the kitchen, there were some additional updates they wanted to make: move their laundry from its current place downstairs to upstairs, refinish the ceiling in their living room, and lay consistent flooring throughout the kitchen and living room.

Solution:

When it came time to design the new kitchen, our client worked with our designer to create a new layout which worked more to their lifestyle, and selected materials in our design center which were more up to date and suited to their taste.   The decision was made to use two different colored cabinets, as well as two different countertop materials. The result is quite remarkable!

In getting started on this kitchen remodel, we removed and disposed of the existing materials in the kitchen. This included cabinets, countertops, appliances, etc. We tore down light soffits and removed some walls which separated the kitchen, family and dining rooms. Lastly, we removed all of flooring throughout the three rooms in preparation to install the new Luxury Vinyl plank style flooring.

Once the rooms were empty, we trenched the existing concrete floor to run electrical to the new island. We then did some framing required and prepared for new drywall where the existing soffits and walls were removed. A new wiring plan was needed for the new layout including outlets, positioning of the appliances, and lighting.

As sometimes happens, particularly on a home 50-plus years old, once the walls were opened it was discovered there was some unsafe wiring. We brought this to the owner’s attention and we with the help of our electrician were able to correct the problem. As you can imagine this brought significant peace of mind to our client knowing it was taken care of.

Lighting was important, as the previous kitchen was dark and closed off. In addition to the natural light that now came through after removing the wall that separated the kitchen and dining room, we also added LED under-cabinet lighting. Moreover, we modified the existing recessed light locations, changed them to mini 4” recessed cans on a 3-way dimmer and prepared for pendant lights above the island.

For the main cooking area, we positioned Showplace “Pendleton” shaker style cabinets, including 42” uppers, in a beautiful gray wash color with Cambria 3CM Newport color quartz countertops.

For the island, we installed white “Hartford” Wellborn Cabinets in a “Glacier” white paint with a Black Walnut butcher block countertop. This island countertop was not only a unique statement piece, but also tied in nicely with the main cabinets and included an overhang for additional bar seating.

All the cabinetry features full extension soft close Blum glides and dove tail all wood drawer boxes and Top Knobs hardware.

On the far end of the kitchen, near the French doors, we placed a pantry cabinet with convenient pullouts and drawer base cabinets for easy access to food items. This was a huge upgrade for our client, as they only had a small closet previously.

Our carpenters then installed the COREtec vinyl plank flooring in a light wood Nantucket Oak color throughout the kitchen, living and dining areas.

With the flooring and cabinets set, we placed in the new stainless-steel appliances. The microwave was designed into the island to maximize the layout and for convenience when cooking.

For the backsplash, we installed a 2×8 blue frosted glass subway tile. We also painted the walls of the kitchen, dining and living areas a coordinating blue so that it would all flow together nicely.

In the end, with the open concept layout and the new island, our client was more than satisfied with their remodel and couldn’t wait to entertain!

Remodel Reveal: A Spa-Like Master Bathroom Suite

Background:

Our client first came to us a few years ago when they wanted their two guest bathrooms remodeled. Because of their great experience during those remodels and their love of the new bathrooms, they didn’t hesitate to call on us again when it was time to remodel their master bathroom. Once we received their call, we were eager to meet with the couple to discuss their wish list and learn about what they were wanting to do.

The existing bathroom was a suite in that one of the two vanities was located just outside the bathroom door, in the actual bedroom.

Our client wanted to rearrange the layout of the area to make the space function better for how they want to live in their home.

With that being one of the main points of concern, they were also ready to freshen up the aesthetics of the space since it was over 20 years old. Aside from the typical items such as countertops, flooring and cabinets, this bathroom also had lighting soffits, wallpaper and a brightly colored tub all of which they wanted to remove.

Our designer worked with the couple to create a layout and design more fitted to their lifestyle.

Solution:

To get started, we removed everything existing from the bathroom. This included the vanity space which sat outside of the bathroom and the carpet that went along with it.

We then made the structural changes including modifications to wall framing, rough plumbing and wiring necessary to create the new layout.

Once the suite was created, we prepared for the new vanity area.

We installed new Wellborn shaker style cabinets in a cherry color and laid Cambria quartz countertops in “Ella” color.

The main vanity area was for the Mrs. and she wanted her space to be more feminine and slightly different from her husbands. Our designer suggested adding a subtle backsplash around the countertops, so we arranged a beautiful grayish colored mosaic.

She also wanted a seated space at the vanity, in addition to a cabinet where she could store linens, towels and more.

With floor to ceiling storage and generous counter space, there was now plenty of room to get ready and store items she didn’t want out.

The second and smaller vanity, was also updated with the same Wellborn Cherry cabinets and Cambria quartz countertops.

Our clients used and liked having a tub, but the old one was extremely outdated. While they were on board to tear it out, it was imperative that we put in a new (and updated) one. The original tub was positioned directly underneath the window, which left a lot of empty space in the center of the bathroom. To maximize the square footage and layout, our designer suggested positioning the new tub vertically under the window making it parallel to the shower.

Our carpenters installed a Kohler Drop-In Whirlpool tub and framed it with a glazed porcelain tile. They used that same tile to create a platform/bench underneath the window for additional seating, as well as on the surrounding walls for an added touch.

In the old existing shower, our client didn’t have any space to put their soap, shampoo, etc. The remodeled shower included three built-in niches, a soap dish and a hand-held shower. To keep things consistent, the Bedrosians Toscano Classico 12×24 tile that was used around the tub and window was also used on the shower walls. A square mosaic tile in the same color scheme was used on the shower floor.

In completing the tub and shower area, the glass enclosure with a “rain” texture was installed to provide privacy and a spa-like atmosphere. A unique feature of this tub and shower area is that there are two entrances to the shower; you can get in directly from the tub as well as from the main bathroom.

For the flooring, our designer recommended a Luxury Vinyl Plank Tile in a Venetian Marble color, which was a great choice for durability and ease of maintenance as well as a fantastic look. We also installed unique sconces with brushed nickel overlays next to the mirrors and applied modern pulls to the cabinetry.

In the end, our clients were more than pleased with the outcome and couldn’t wait to break in the new space!

Remodel Reveal: The Outstanding Open Concept

Background:

Our client came to us when they had finally had enough of their outdated kitchen and knew it was time for a change. They had been researching kitchen and bath remodelers online when they came across our seminar and decided to RSVP. After attending the seminar, they decided that our company was a good fit and talks about their new kitchen began.

Bradenton Kitchen Before Remodel

Kitchen Before Remodel

Bradenton Kitchen

Outdated Kitchen

Kitchen Table by Window

Solution:

While our client’s current kitchen was outdated and seemed boxy, there was a good amount of space for us to work with once some walls were removed.

In getting started, we removed the existing cabinets, countertops and appliances; however, we held onto the refrigerator because we were planning to reuse it in the remodeled kitchen. With our goal to create an open-concept feel, we tore down the existing walls and arches, which framed in the kitchen from the living room. Lastly, we removed the existing tile flooring throughout the main living area.

With the main areas were cleared, we focused on modifying the plumbing and electrical to accommodate for the new layout of the appliances and an updated lighting plan. The fridge did not change position in the room, however, the stove top and oven while still on the same wall, moved over to the left a bit. The dishwasher was incorporated into the island, as well as the sink, garbage disposal and additional electrical outlets.

Once that was complete, we framed a knee wall for bar seating and began laying the new vinyl plank flooring in a light oak color.

When it came time to install the cabinets, our designer suggested one color and style for the island and another color and style for the main wall. We are finding that this is becoming a common trend and for good reason because it gives off a custom look with little effort. We incorporated a variety of standard cabinets as well as pull out drawers to maximize storage.

With the dishwasher being built into the new island, we used the same island cabinetry to cover the face of the appliance, therefore blending it in. Another unique feature to the island is that we included a pop-up electrical outlet. This is convenient for plugging in portable appliances such as a blender, as well as serving as a charging station for electrical devices.

Our client rarely used their kitchen table, so we used that existing space to create a built-in window seat with additional cabinetry and a wine cooler. This was a great way to highlight the window while providing useful storage and seating in the kitchen.

Once the cabinets were installed and ready for countertops, we installed a Ceasarstone quartz color called Nougat. Instead of your typical backsplash, our client liked the idea of having more of a feature wall. With that being said, we laid a linear glass mosaic, which added interest and height to the space.

In completing the final touches to this kitchen remodel, under-cabinet lighting was installed along the back wall, three pendant lights were hung above the island and a new fixture was placed above the window seat. We attached hardware to the cabinets and painted the main living area a soft blue color.

With the kitchen remodel now complete, the homeowner is more than pleased with the outcome and especially loves the aesthetic of the two-toned cabinets. They can’t wait to entertain in their new open-concept kitchen!

Remodel Reveal: A Chef’s Kitchen Comes to Life

Background:

Our clients are a professional chef and his wife who run a local restaurant on Longboat Key. The existing kitchen was very compact and out of date, and not suitable for the gourmet meals he often cooked. For this clients kitchen remodel, it was imperative that the new space be spacious enough not only for preparing and cooking, but also entertaining. They enjoy hosting dinner parties, so it was important that their new kitchen was open to their living room and included a bar for additional seating.

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Small Kitchen on Longboat Key

Old Longboat Key Kitchen

Solution:

Throughout the duration of this remodel, from the planning to the layout, design and product selection, our clients were very hands on, as they knew exactly what they wanted.

In designing the new kitchen layout, our client along with the designer, decided to incorporate an open seating area next to where the original kitchen sat to make the new kitchen much larger. This would allow for additional countertop space, providing the homeowner with more room for food prep and providing a bar area for seating. Using this extra space in the new layout would also allow for the appliances to be properly positioned to the chef’s liking.

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As previously mentioned, the original kitchen was compact, so we first started this remodel by tearing out everything including cabinets, appliances, drywall and flooring, which extended through to the living area.

Our clients chose a two-toned look for the cabinets by selecting one color and style for the uppers and another for the bases. A Showplace plywood “slab” door style in a grey wash color was installed for the base cabinets, which also included soft-close drawers, and a soft cream color with a brushed texture was chosen for the upper cabinets.

Once the cabinets were installed, we attached the brushed nickel hardware and installed energy efficient LED under-cabinet lighting. Our client chose a stunning granite for their countertop with lots of movement. For the bar top, a curve was incorporated to return the top back to the column near the front door. This also created a nice flow into the main living area as you walk into the home.

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Renovated Kitchen on Longboat Key

Directly off of the kitchen, there was a door that led out to the garage. To provide additional storage, the designer recommended opening up that area and connecting it to the main living area to create a pantry storage center with tall cabinets. So, we removed the existing door, poured concrete to raise the floor to the same level as the kitchen, and installed the same soft cream cabinets that were used for the base cabinets in the kitchen.

Built-in Hallway Cabinets

Additionally, we made a few improvements in the main living area. Our carpenters installed tongue and groove on the walls, as well as new wood-look tile on the floor of the kitchen and living room. Our client desired more height and interest at the ceiling, so we removed the original drywall and popcorn texture, exposing the bottom of the trusses and installed tongue and groove boards up between the trusses. We then wrapped the trusses for a beam look and painted them white to match the tongue and groove on the walls.

As if looking into the new kitchen was not aesthetically appealing enough, looking out of the kitchen provides a beautiful view of the water while cooking.

Remodeled Longboat Key Home

 

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Remodel Reveal: Open Concept Kitchen With Endless Storage

Background:

Our client lives in the River Club community in Lakewood Ranch and has lived in their home for over twenty years now. Over the course of that time, they have made numerous updates to their home, but had never gotten around to remodeling their kitchen as they wanted. When they finally felt it was the right time to do so, they did the necessary research and stumbled upon us (and we are grateful for that)!

With everything in the kitchen being original to the home, it was noticeably cosmetically outdated, but functioned okay for how they were using it.  They came to us wanting to gut the entire thing and start new.

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Kitchen Pantry

Before Bradenton Kitchen Remodel

 

Solution:

In starting this kitchen remodel, we removed literally everything aside from the flooring and knee wall of the breakfast peninsula. This included the soffit light box, cabinets, countertops, appliances and island. We also modified the existing pantry area to accommodate a built-in pantry.

Once the demo debris was removed from the area, we modified the existing electrical above the breakfast peninsula for new pendant lights, as well as above the kitchen island area to accommodate a large chandelier and a built-in microwave.

By choosing to move the microwave into the kitchen island as opposed to above the stove as it was before, our client was able to incorporate a range hood.

Remodeled Kitchen

Once the electrical was modified, we repaired and textured the ceiling where the soffit was and began installing Showplace full-overlay cabinets in maple with shaker style doors throughout the kitchen. A custom, angled left corner wall cabinet with a glass insert was incorporated to be less streamlined and give off more of a texted and dimensional feel.

Once the upper and base cabinets were in place, we focused our attention to the new pantry area, which included matching maple Showplace cabinets with 93” tall double doors with full extension roll-out drawers and two double door cabinets.

Kitchen Island

The new island area also incorporated Showplace cabinets, however in a gray shade. By incorporating two different colored cabinets throughout the kitchen, the room felt light and open. The island cabinets also included a built-in microwave base cabinet and drawer bases for easy storage.

Following the installation of all the cabinets, we added panel molding to the backside of the breakfast peninsula knee wall. This gave off the appearance that the peninsula was one large cabinet and provided a high-end feel, as opposed to of just painting the wall.

Once all cabinetry was in place, we laid a grey Bedrosians tile from the countertop to the ceiling on the range hood wall. This installation was unique in that it extended up the entire back wall, giving off a 3-D effect.

Granite Countertops

In completing this project, we laid sparkling granite countertops and positioned brand new stainless steel appliances. We also installed Hafele pull outs in a few of the base cabinets and mounted Amerock pulls on the drawers and doors.

Bathroom Remodel

Remodel Reveal: A Tranquil and Relaxing Master Bath

The Background:

Our client came to us after attending one of our remodeling seminars in April of 2015. Her main focus was remodeling her 1993 outdated master bathroom, which was connected to a large walk-in closet and a spacious bedroom. The client had done a kitchen remodel a few years prior and that got her thinking about doing a master suite remodel in the future. Her ideal bathroom remodel included creating a new vanity space, which would consist of adding new and updated light fixtures and a new countertop. In addition to the vanity, she wanted to remodel her shower and bathtub area, and remove all of the carpet throughout her bedroom and bathroom. Our client wanted to re-tile all those areas to give her home a fresh new look.

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This is the vanity area prior to the remodel.

Sarasota Bathroom

This is the open concept tub area prior to the remodel.

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This is the open shower prior to the remodel.

The Solution:

Once hired for the job and all of the necessary materials were in, we began her remodeling transformation by tearing out all existing materials, which included the shower, tub area, vanity and carpet.

Our client wanted popcorn free ceilings, so we installed a new and contemporary texture to the ceilings in her bathroom, bedroom and walk-in closet. Once the texturing was complete, we laid all new wood-like Bedrosians 8×24 porcelain floor tile. Once the flooring was in, we moved our attention to the vanity area where we installed a double sink Showplace cabinet and a beautiful Cambria quartz countertop. Two undermount porcelain sinks were installed and the vanity was finished off with Amerock, Creased Bow pulls in brushed nickel.

Showplace Vanity Cabinet

Updated vanity area after the remodel.

When it came to remodeling the shower, we were tasked with making the space a true walk-in shower with no door. With that being said, we modified the plumbing and re-located the shower lever to the opposite side of the shower head, which would allow for the water temperature to be adjusted prior to entering the shower. We also built-out three niches in the shower walls to allow for soap and other shower necessities. For the shower wall tile, we laid glass accents in a vertical pattern, which gave off a sleek, contemporary feel.

Continuing with the natural, outdoors theme of our client’s bathroom, we laid shaved pebbles on the shower floor. These not only look unique, but also feel amazing on your feet and provide a slip-resistant surface. The original shower area also included an arched window, which we intricately lined with the shaved pebbles. This extra detail really tied the whole shower together and created a unique one of a kind space.

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Updated walk-in shower after the remodel.

In completing the shower, we reinstated the contemporary look our client was going for by installing modern style plumbing fixtures, like the Moen 90 degree, brushed nickel eco-performance handheld shower and the Moen, 90 Degree brushed nickel one-handle open waterway bathroom faucet used for the vanity

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Tile details in the shower after the remodel.

We then focused our attention on the bathtub area where we replaced the existing tub with an American Standard, 60” drop in. We also re-tiled the area with a glazed porcelain tile and installed a brushed nickel tub faucet.

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Spacious tub and shower area after the remodel.

Overall, while the footprint of the bathroom remained the same, the aesthetic transformation really elevated the space and gave it a clean, coastal, seascape feeling. Our Design Consultant Jennifer Strohl, commented on the transformation, “Our client wanted a ‘coastal contemporary’ look with clean lines and soft colors.  She loved the way the different materials complemented each other with the driftwood looking floor tile, the river pebbles and the quartz countertops resembling a sandy shoreline.”

This coastal contemporary bathroom was finished off by painting the walls with Sherwin Williams color, Nantucket Dune. This warm, neutral tone is very soothing and blends well with all of the elements featured in this bathroom. Our coastal, sea themed master bathroom is complete!

Italian Bathroom Remodel

Transformation Tuesday: No Space to Great Space

The Background:

Our client had lived in their Sarasota home for many years when they decided to update their cramped and tight on space master bathroom. Originally from Italy, our client desired a spa-like oasis, while also creating an adjoining space for their laundry room, which originally resided in the garage.

The original bathroom was very narrow. When you walked in through the bedroom, the vanity sat on the right hand side and the shower followed directly after. Following the end of the hallway-like bathroom, was a door that led to an addition that the client was using for storage.

Outdated bathroom vanity

Outdated Sarasota Shower

Original Storage Closet

The Solution:

The area in which the bathroom sat originally, was converted to the new laundry room. Modifications to the electric and plumbing were done to create hook ups for the new washer and dryer locations, and we also installed new cabinets for extra out-of-site storage.

Remodeled laundry room

The bathroom was then moved to the previous storage room, which was actually an addition that was added to the home a few years prior. Our client chose fixtures and colors that reflected their Italian style, which ended up coming together nicely.

Italian Bathroom Remodel

Cambria Torquay Quartz Countertops

Remodeled Shower Sarasota

There was not a single detail missed when designing this space. From the European vanity lights to the carrara marble basket weave in the shower, we did our best to bring Little Italy to Sarasota.

While hard to tell from the photos, the floor tile actually sparkled (and not just because it was clean). Our team installed a porcelain dimensional tile with hints of silver, while still providing a slip free surface.

What are your thoughts on the transformation of this master bathroom? Share your comments below.

Granite vs Quartz: The Great Debate

You’re at the point in your remodeling project where you’re picking out materials and need to choose a countertop. As we all know, the countertop is an essential piece in the overall feel of your project. So, how do you decide which material is right for your project?

There are several countertop options available, including but not limited to: laminate, concrete, solid and stone surfaces. In this post, we will outline the pros and cons of two stone options, granite and quartz.

As you’re reading this, keep in mind the function and purpose of the room you’re remodeling, the function the countertop will serve and what your overall design vision is. Keeping those things in the forefront of your mind, should help you in your decision making process. Okay, let’s get to it!

There are two basic categories stone surfaces fall into, which are natural or engineered. Granite is a natural stone and is excavated directly from the earth in large blocks. It is indeed, 100% natural. These large blocks are then fabricated, or cut in different sizes and then polished. Quartz however, is referred to as an engineered stone because it goes through a manufacturing process which mixes various grades and sizes of quartz crystals with resin and color. Typically the ratio is 93% quartz to 7% resin. After the mixing process, the countertop is ready to be cut, profiled and then polished.

Granite Pros

  • Granite is 100% natural. There are no other elements being incorporated with this stone. What comes out of the ground is what you get.
  • Granite is strong and extremely durable, but not as strong as quartz.
  • Your granite countertop will be one-of-a-kind and unique to you, meaning not a single person will have the same piece.

Granite Cons

  • Granite countertops need to be sealed, as the surface tends to be porous.
  • It’s important to remember that because no two pieces of granite are the same, what you see online and what you see at a granite yard will vary. Think of granite as piece of art, it is as unique as your new kitchen!
  • Granite seams are visible, so it’s important to hire a professional installer who will keep these traits in mind. If your stone has veins or directional movement in the pattern, expect that to be a permanent characteristic of your countertop.

Quartz Pros

  • Quartz is extremely durable, but not indestructible. Quartz is one of the strongest materials on the planet, which makes it extremely durable and able to withstand most unlikely accidents.
  • Quartz is non-porous, so it doesn’t need to be sealed. It is also stain resistant, making it easy to maintain and clean.
  • The color selection of Quartz is uniform. What you see in the store or online is what you can expect to see once your countertop is installed in your house.

Quartz Cons

  • Quartz doesn’t do well with extreme exposure to sunlight. That being said, it would be a bad idea to have a Quartz countertop outside or in an area of your house which is prone to UVA rays. If you expose quartz to sunlight over a long period of time you can expect discoloration. No need to apply Aloe Vera, at that point, what’s done is done.
  • If you’re seam averse, choose a slab that has more pattern. Solid colors tend to highlight the seams, while patterns tend to disguise them.

In the end, always be true to your vision and what you are hoping to achieve. Be mindful that each room and project will serve a different function and just because your neighbors did it a certain way, doesn’t mean that’s also the best option for you.

If you’re still unsure about which countertop is best, our designers are always happy to help and narrow down your choices. They are well informed and well versed in the pros and cons of each stone.

Happy remodeling!

-Written by Design Assistant, Mimi Janotka

Transformation Tuesday: A Light and Airy Kitchen

Like most remodels, most homeowners make the decision to move forward with a renovation when the space is completely outdated or doesn’t function as well as it might have when they first moved in. For this client, in addition to updating the aesthetic appeal to their kitchen, it was important to lighten up the space to feel bright and airy.

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In fulfilling their dreams of a sunny and inviting kitchen, we created a lighting plan, which consisted of removing the existing soffit and fluorescent lights, and installing new drop pendants, can lights and LED under cabinet lighting.

Our client felt that the existing wood panel on their island peninsula was also darkening the space, so they asked us to remove it and apply new drywall. While this isn’t a request we get often, we have to agree that it was the right move in this situation.

Moreover, we removed all of the old cabinets and installed new Showplace cabinets, including multi-level uppers to convey more visual interest. This aesthetic feature was especially important to our client, as the kitchen opened up to the living room.

To maximize all storage opportunities, our client chose pull-out shelves in their pantry closet, a trash pull-out, as well as a designated bread drawer.

After the cabinets were installed, we laid a Kashmir Gold granite counter top with a half bullnose edge and arranged a biscuit-colored subway tile backsplash. In completing this project, new stainless steel appliances were put in their place and Amerock hardware was fastened to the drawers and doors.

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Kitchen Remodel