Removing Walls from
Dining Room to Open Up the Kitchen
Removing Walls from Dining Room to Open Up the Kitchen
The new homeowner’s came to us with an daunting obstacle for this kitchen remodel. Because they were downsizing, the new house simply felt too cramped in. During the design and feasibility phase, we offered an idea to really open the space. Removing walls from the dining room into the kitchen – although they happened to be the main supporting walls for the second story of the home. We called in our architect and engineer to give us insight to how we could make this dream a reality. Together we revised the floor plans to show the wall was able to be demoed and we could replace it with 4 new supporting columns.
Therefore, by removing walls from the dining room to the kitchen space, it allowed for us to create a new kitchen layout. We re-used the existing perimeter cabinetry and custom ordered a few new ones in the grand island. As a result, we created more storage with the new double sided multi-functional island. Some cabinets from the demoed wall were able to be re-used to build a custom dining hutch to match.
The floors and ceilings are always a challenge to match, when removing walls. In this case, we were adding new recessed can lights to brighten up the space. Therefore we floated out the areas to be a smooth seamless drywall finish. Also, the team was also able to coordinate lacing-in new hardwoods that were sanded and site finished with a custom stain color that really made the new cabinetry be the star of the show.
We truly enjoyed working with the new homeowners from design to build. This home now has an incredible open concept perfect for entertaining and enjoying the beautiful backyard pond.
To find more about the chandelier lights used in the new dining space – check it out