Kitchen Remodel in Yorktown, VA
These clients had updated most of their house except the original kitchen, and now was the time for a new kitchen. They preferred a white kitchen and asked us to work around the recently-replaced tile, so the challenge was to design a kitchen to be a fresh focal point of the downstairs without any significant change to the layout or style. One improvement to the layout that the existing tile did allow was eliminating the corner closet and sliding the refrigerator into its place. This allowed for much-needed and much-requested counter prep space. We increased the size of the cabinets on the end to compensate for the loss of the pantry, and to help visually define the transition from the kitchen to the open area beyond. The under-counter microwave also freed up counter space. Within the existing layout we emphasized the stove area and made it a focal point by installing an arched hood and an arresting deco pattern in the tile back-splash. Our staff decorator helped the clients contrast the white cabinets with a more dramatic granite. We further drew attention to the granite by arching the raised bar â€“ a touch that complemented without challenging the focal point we previously established, and made the space more inviting and social. Decorative pendant lights help define the kitchen as the space transitions to the open breakfast area and dining room. The clients now cook and entertain with a sense of completion as they celebrate more than twenty years of living in and remodeling their home.