Green with Envy for
this Updated Kitchen Refurbish
Green with Envy
Updated Kitchen Refurbish
After purchasing the home two years ago, the homeowner’s had enough of the hunter green counters and stark white tile floors. It was time for a kitchen refurbish. With their lifestyle getting ever busier, as their children are getting older & bigger, they simply needed more kitchen and dining space. Working alongside the homeowner, our kitchen designer came up with a new layout for this kitchen refurbish. She eliminated the existing peninsula layout, opting for a large island with even more additional seating for the family.
What is a Kitchen Refurbish?
A benefit to using a design phase when remodeling your home is to be able to “see” the space before you start tearing down walls unnecessarily. We came across a couple of major obstacles during the design phase. One, we didn’t have enough cabinets. For this to be a true kitchen refurbish, our design team had to keep the existing cabinetry and hardware. Since the new layout called for an island and not a peninsula, we re-built a new custom cabinet box and reused the old doors to extend the island. The new island box was to be painted to match the existing cabinetry color. Problem solved!
Another obstacle that the homeowner’s wanted to tackle before jumping in too deep with the island design, was the funneling that happened to enter into the kitchen. Our design team decided that to really open the space and help with the flow of traffic, we would need to eliminate the existing swinging entry door. Instead we would use a large cased opening. It really helped to brighten the space and keep people from getting jammed up. But, now that we have a larger opening, the fridge would now have to move as well. Oh the joys of design phase. A simple solution was to place the fridge across from the sink. The island was now in between the sink and the fridge; giving us multiple functioning “work-triangles” in the kitchen. The homeowner’s were thrilled with this design concept and went for it, we think it turned out beautiful.