Before we remodeled this kitchen, it had white cabinetry and white appliances, and white flooring- a look that frequents homes in our area built in the late 1960’s. The goal of this project was to update this kitchen, install large windows to view the beautiful back yard, and create a place to entertain family and friends.
In order to accomplish this, we demolished an existing enclosed porch, and removed what was about half of the rear exterior wall. In order to do this, we made a custom steel I-Beam and incorporated into the design of this kitchen. This is truly a structural feat for the length of this opening and the weight of the existing brick exterior of the home. We covered the exterior of this home with Eldorado Stone in “Cliffstone- Cambria”. The portico has a blue slate surface, and a brick rowlock border.
The back wall of the interior of this kitchen is lined by large Andersen Windows and Doors that welcome the outside in. For architectural detail, a vaulted ceiling is topped with a custom pentagonal gable window also created by Andersen Windows and Doors. Cabinetry featured in this kitchen is CWP cabinetry. The perimeter of the kitchen features Caesarstone countertops in “Blue Lagos.” The island is topped of with “Bellutaire” Granite. Red oak floors run throughout this home, and lent to another challenge of their own. The addition portion of the home had a slab underneath, while the existing portion had a subfloor. Blending between engineered flooring with hardwood can be difficult, but transitions seamlessly in this project.
A dining room is found just outside of this kitchen through a custom created hallway. Both the hallway and the dining room have custom shadow box molding installed.