Durham Kitchen Remodel in Rockwood Neighborhood


Updating the Layout for Better Organization was a Must!

A newly purchased home is the best canvas for making it your own. Luckily for our new homeowner’s they had the ability to not live in the house during the remodel. We knew that it would be a costly to change to move too many of the large appliances, but the current layout just wasn’t functional and didn’t love much room to get organized. Our design team had a few different ideas, we could knock down the wall from the kitchen to the dining room, we could knock down the wall from the kitchen to the livingroom, or we could take both walls down. Given the financial budget, we opted to just eliminate the wall from the dining room to the kitchen.

New Design Layout Ideas Ahead

By removing the wall this allowed for a more open concept and provided us with another area for the fridge to be placed. We were able to keep the remodeling costs lowered with a few key steps. Our design team worked around the major building components, so that we did not change the exterior windows or doors, as well as, we did not change major load-bearing walls. We kept the sink and the stove in the same location, keeping our licensed subcontractor costs to a minimum. We also opted for open shelving, helping to keep the cabinetry final numbers lower.

For this kitchen remodel, we use a few cabinetry organizers to help keep things best kept. We have an in cabinet trash can and recycle bin. We have top out trays under the sink, for sponges. We also used pantry slide outs for easy reach food storage. Our last piece of cabinet inserts was a super-susan for the corner piece. Making that cabinet fully accessible. This space is now both aesthetically and functionally pleasing for our new homeowner’s to enjoy.

“Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen” – Alfred Hitchcock

Project Specs


Shaker “Dove Grey” Cabinetry with Boise Square Bar Pulls in Champagne Bronze


Granite “Colonial White” Countertops with Stainless Steel Undermount Sink


Kingston Brass Continental Champagne Bronze 1-Handle Deck Mount Pre-rinse Handle/Lever


Satori Hudson Brilliant White Glossy 12-in x 24-in Glossy Ceramic Wall Tile for the Backsplash


Sherwin Williams “Crushed Ice” Wall Paint