Taking on a home improvement project can be a big decision. You will have many decisions to make and depending on the extent of the project, it can seem overwhelming at first glance. When thinking about remodeling your kitchen or another space in your home, you will want to consider some of the following things before committing.
Take some time and reflect on how you and your family use the kitchen. Do you host a lot of gatherings and holidays? Are you constantly needing more work/prep space or more refrigeration for food and drinks? Or maybe it is the opposite and you have too much space allotted for pantry storage when you really need more counter space.
Our job is not only to design you a beautiful space, but to also really learn how we can cater our design and details to your specific needs. Do you need storage for that giant lobster pot that is a must have, or maybe for the large mixer that is a staple in most kitchens? Does a portion of the kitchen need to be Kosher? We can help walk you through each major decision and offer our solutions until we find the perfect fit.
There may be other work that you wish to have done during the remodel. Replacing the cabinetry, appliances & countertops are the go to standards, but is there more? Replacing or refinishing the floors, taking that wall down and opening the floor plan up, maybe replacing the window or door and updating the trim. All of these changes and plenty more can go alongside a kitchen remodel.
If you are considering a full remodel and would like to discuss your options we would be happy to speak with you in detail. Please visit our showroom during our business hours or give us a call at 781-239-9750 to make an appointment.
The project in the images below was a pretty major renovation/addition to a home. The client added onto the side of the house expanding the kitchen & living room areas in order to incorporate a garage below. The before and after shots are fantastic and show a dramatic change in the two major living spaces. The kitchen and living room were once separated by a wall and you had to walk around the stairs and through the foyer to get from one space to the next. Once that wall came down and the two spaces became one, it became an entertainers dream! Family functions and gatherings would be much more inclusive and the flow of the home works so much better now that the living spaces are on a more open plan.
You can see major change in these two photos. In the before photo, you can see the wall on the right that divided the living room and the kitchen which was completely removed. The far wall with the three windows was pushed out over the driveway to allow for more interior space. To give a good idea of placement, the new slider doors are positioned where the old sink used to be.
These two photos are taken from almost the same spot before & after the renovation. The stair location did not change; it was just opened up and highlighted in the new design. Again, a couple of walls were taken down which opened up the space incredibly. The cabinets with the wood top are the perfect location to take on some overflow from the kitchen. They provide an ideal location for a food serving area during a party or for a bar area where mixing drinks can be done outside of the busy kitchen. Adding a second trash and an under counter refrigerator assures that you will have everything that you need at a close proximity.
This angle shows the new flow for the kitchen versus the old flow. The original kitchen was sort of a dead end with only one interior doorway in. By removing the wall that was shared by living room the entire space becomes much more organic.
This last angle here is a shot of the original living room, and then showing how open it is now that the wall has been removed. The clients chose to have the fireplace squared off and it brings the two areas together, yet still defines the living room as its own space.
This image is a close up view of the range and hood, because… well, I like it! I hope that you enjoyed our tour of a home before and after a kitchen renovation. If you would like to see more, please give us a call or stop into our showroom during our business hours.