Forest Hills 90’s Kitchen Gets a Makeover

Forest Hills

90’s Kitchen Gets a Makeover

Our design build team was put to great use for this kitchen makeover. Probably everyone already knows, moving is never easy. Between the mounds of boxes, bags and trying to still maintain a sense of normalcy – stuff is just everywhere. With the family’s children growing up fast, our clients quickly found they were having space restraints. For that reason, their kitchen needed more working counters and they ideally would love to have it opened to the rest of the house; so the family and guests could all be together.

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Kitchen Makeover Ideas

Our design team was able to work with the existing layout and make some modifications. We realized quickly that the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room was a sore spot. To help the space feel more open, we used a half wall to accommodate an adult raised bar/entertaining area. By moving the existing double oven to the opposite wall, we were able to add more cabinets for storage and more working counter space. That helped to create a more kid-friendly eating and prep area.

A few fun features we liked to include were using a custom built-in family desk area, with printer and lots of electrical options, including a unique charging station. This was a must for this busy, tech-savvy family. The gas cook-top has a pop-up downdraft which allows cooking while entertaining guests in the newly opened up dining room. Also, the tall pantry storage cabinets were added, a new custom built wine rack, a cookbook cabinet, several roll-out trays, cookie sheet dividers, and a double trash can pull out are just some of the features that added both function and style for this kitchen makeover.

Project Specs


Carolina Heartwood White Florence-style Cabinets with Tray Divider and Half-moon Features


Elements Belfast Arched Satin Nickel Cabinet Hardware


New Caledonia Granite Countertops with Stainless Steel Undermount Sink


Beveled White Tile for Backsplash including Office Nook


Kohler Simplice Pull-down Faucet with Three-stage Water Purifier


Recessed Can Lights in White Trim


Globe Electric Sydney 1-Light Polished Chrome Clear Glass Hanging Lighting


Custom-made Wine Rack Matching Cabinetry


Cabinetry Accessories Include Pullout Spice Racks, Tray Dividers, Half Moon Susan, and Double Trashcan Pull-out


Site Finished Hardwood Flooring to Match Custom Color to Existing