A Kitchen Remodel with a Chef’s Touch

A Kitchen for a Chef

Not a typical experience for us, we were actually hired by the homeowner’s architect for this kitchen remodel. Working with a small brick split level ranch home built in the late sixties, the architect re-designed the kitchen layout to be more open and ideal for entertaining. The homeowner, a chef, wanted to be able to be with their guests while creating his masterpiece. Therefore, we had to take down the load-bearing walls in the sunroom. We added skylights for some natural lighting to open the space. We also added more windows and larger sliding doors to the patio off the same room. The kitchen now looked directly into the open sunroom area.

This large kitchen remodel has plenty of storage for small appliances and any kitchen gadget that a chef might need. We also used a more modern appliance package providing us with a more industrial kitchen vibe. This space now has plenty of entertaining and living space for years of enjoyment.

Duke University Area, Durham, NC

Space Remodeled: 900 square feet

Project Specs


Western Red Cedar Ceiling Tongue-n-Groove Boards in Natural Finish in Sunroom


Ikea “Akurum” Series in “Sofielund” Walnut with Light Gray Finish


Cosmos “Nova Gray” Quartz Counters


2 large skylights and exposed beamwork


Kraus Kitchen Combo 30″ Single Basin Undermount Kitchen Sink with Single Handle Pull-Down Spray Kitchen Faucet in Satin Nickel


Modern Appliances Including Gas Cooktop with Pop Up Down Draft and Push Button Microwave Drawer


Vaxel “Milano” Mini Pendant Lighting Over Island


Philips Forecast Series “Nienke” Large Chandelier Dining Light Fixture


3 1/4 Oak Hardwood Flooring


New Single-lite Etched Glass Solid Wood Interior Doors