Kitchen Renovation Swap in Lyon Park

Nothing was off limits for this kitchen renovation project!

It isn’t every day that we get the opportunity to work on a home with no limits. This home had a dream garden with a huge exterior living space, but the kitchen felt cramped. We knew that we needed more storage space and countertop work surface. At the very least we wanted to make a bigger window to see the outside. We designed the space to be swapped with the existing dining space. A Kitchen Renovation Swap! How exciting.

New Design Layout Ideas Ahead

For the design in the kitchen, we wanted to keep the space open. But, we also had to include seating options. We eliminated the “formal” dining room. However, the kids needed a place to sit for homework and projects. Our expert designer used an island to substitute the now missing dining table. The new layout created even more storage. We have an “L-shape” kitchen, with a large island with 3 seats, also adding a pantry closet for even more storage.

Another exciting feature that we want to make sure we include, is the new windows and the door to the deck and backyard. The kitchen renovation swap with the dining room now allows for the kitchen to look right out to the garden. Tucked away in the back corner of the yard was the kids tree-house. We absolutely love that the new kitchen will bring a new kind of joy both inside and out with a new view to bring both their worlds together.


“Kitchens should be designed around what’s truly important – fun, food, and life” – Daniel Boulud

We agree Daniel, this design is perfect for all of the things truly important. We loved being able to collaborate together on this project and really explore all the possibilities to maximize the space.

Project Specs


US Shaker White Maple Cabinetry with a Grey Island. Using Bremen Hardware Pulls


Silver Diamond Granite Countertops with 3×12 Masia Tiles in Gris Color with Dove Grey Grout


Laced-in Matching Hardwoods Flooring Finished and Stained on Site


Single Bowl Stainess Steel Undermount Sink with Kohler Simplice Single-Hole Kitchen Faucet


Customer Provided Light Fixture Over Island in Coordinating Stainless Finish

Pricing Guide:

This kitchen is considered a “large kitchen”, with 15+ cabinet boxes, at a mid-level range. We included a complete cabinet layout modification from the original floor plan. There were framing changes made to the walls, to allow for a more open concept throughout the entire space, including the new bathroom area. We used new recessed cans throughout the space and updated the outlets along the countertop surfaces as necessary. This kitchen included a level 2 granite countertop and a porcelain tile backsplash. A few key features and inserts pushed these cabinets into the semi-custom level.