This kitchen remodeling project is part of a whole house remodel of a split level home for a family with several young school-age children.
The home started with a very dated small kitchen in the front of the home which was walled off from other rooms. The homeowners wanted to have a modern open feeling for their kitchen and first floor and plenty of room to cook and for the family.
Our design concept included moving the kitchen from the front of the home to the rear and creating an open plan that connected most of the first floor rooms. To do so we had to remove two walls on the first floor. One wall was load bearing which required installing a steel support beam to carry the weight of the upper floor. We integrated the steel beam* into the home by hiding it behind decorative custom wood molding.
To allow plenty of natural light we added a bank of Andersen windows over the entire sink counter area and a sliding glass door next to the counter and cabinets. We also incorporated LED recessed and pendant lights as well as under cabinet task lighting.
We used gray painted Greenfield custom cabinets for the walls, which we designed to go to the ceiling for maximum storage and for aesthetic reasons. We used dark wood Greenfield custom cabinets under the island for contrast. The cabinets have slide-out and other easy to use features.
White quartz with gray graining was used for all counters. White, light gray and dark gray glass tile backsplash ties together the countertop, gray and dark cabinets.
The kitchen features professional grade Thermador appliances and vent hood.
The kitchen also has a very handy adjacent mudroom with plenty of space for hanging coats and storing boots.
*Not seen in the photos is a steel support post hidden within a decorative wooden post to fit in with the interior design features. The steel support post actually extends into the basement and required the construction of a special footing to help support the beam and the weight of the upper floors.