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Our client wasn't pleased with their tight kitchen and the feeling that it was closed off to everyone. They wanted a an open, inviting kitchen that would allow people to comfortably sit around and talk to each other. We did this by opening up two load bearing walls, which created the open floorplan that they wanted.
Modern Kitchen in a Mid-Century Home
A 1960 mid-century modern home in Creve Coeur, MO was creating a cramp for a growing family of 5. They needed more usable space as well as an updated kitchen. Mosby designer Jake Spurgeon advocated knocking down the two walls that separated the kitchen from the dining and family rooms, thus creating a huge open space that better suits their lifestyle.
One of the walls being load-bearing required the installation of a massive steel beam. Once the Mosby production crew had it in place, walls were removed to create an open floor plan.
It's a thoroughly modern kitchen that boosts the authentic mid-century modern architecture of the home. Flat-front maple cabinets and white Cambria quartz countertops are sleek and sophisticated. The white cabinet center island with bar sink and oven has a unique feature: a "floating" upper deck of deepest blue marble, providing a futuristic feel echoed by the planetary pendant lights orbiting above it.
There's more kitchen storage and far better use of space, including a laptop desk with bench seat tucked into the kitchen proper. There's a natural flow from kitchen to the dining area to the family room, and there's even a section reserved for the kids' play area directly across from the island.
The busy, dual-career homeowners of this post-war, 1950's home wanted to reconfigure and update the space to create an open floor-plan with a modern, masculine aesthetic and a central family hub that focused on the kitchen. New plans for the home focused on improving the flow throughout and creating an open concept contemporary kitchen that would serve as the heart of the home. Walls in the kitchen came down, increasing the natural light, creating a seamless interaction with the living and dining spaces, and improving the overall flow of this Santa Clara home. Large format Porcelanosa tiles at the kitchen backsplash create a sleek, seamless look. Concrete-like Caesarstone quartz was used for the counters with a jewel-like Palisandro Blue granite as the raised waterfall bar for dramatic punctuation. Contemporary kitchen cabinets made of laminate with wood grain was used throughout the home to provide texture and contrast with the smooth surfaces. Remodeled September 2016.
Our Crestview home plan with significant Custom additions. We completed the home in December 2015.
-White Coffered ceiling with blue paint and can lights inside squares for accent
-48" Wolf stainless steel hood vent above a 48" Wolf 4 burner range top with griddle and grill, and a mounted pot filler faucet.
-3"x12" glass subway tile backsplash, granite counters ack Walnut wooden shelves on either side of the hood vent.
-Extended Kitchen island with deluxe newel posts and Black Walnut Countertop.
-Stainless Steel Apron Sink with built-in food steamer to the left of the sink.
-Under cabinet lighting throughout kitchen.
-Single Wall oven built-in
-Built-in desk and organization station
Under Construction Builders completely renovated and converted the interior and exterior of a three story bed and breakfast in Ventnor, New Jersey to a glorious single family beach home. Along with renovating the original kitchen, we also restored every room in the home including the living room, dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as the hardwood flooring throughout. The project began in Oct. 2015 and was completed in July 2016. The kitchen was transformed from a sea of formica to a beautiful chef's kitchen complete with marble countertops and backsplash, a butler's pantry and new back staircase. The amenities include gourmet stainless steel appliances, pot filler, glass cabinetry, wine fridge, ceramic tile wood plank flooring and custom cabinetry with built ins. The homeowners and their two sons are thrilled to be enjoying their newly remodeled home and hope to retire there someday soon.
This kitchen renovation was completed in the summer of 2016. The customer won the renovation from realtor.com. It appeared it a realtor.com video called "Get This Look"" Here's the link http://www.realtor.com/videos/get-this-look-kitchen-makeover/0b731b7d-4422-426a-830d-871c140a35ea "
Project completed: January 2017
A NEED FOR MORE SPACE:
The clients purchased this 2,350 square foot home for their retirement with the knowledge that it would need a complete remodel to add more living space. Restrictive zoning ordinances didn't allow an increase in the building footprint of more than 210 square feet. Our design solution was to excavate under the house enough to create a full-height lower level of 1,500 square feet and add a smaller, two story addition of 207 square feet.
The clients entertain family and friends very often; they needed more room for food prep and service, and access to the outdoors for dining al fresco. The addition was added to the back of the kitchen area, expanding it to include a large dining area. Entry from the inside dining area to the remodeled deck was created for outside grilling, entertaining, and serving from the kitchen. The design including rebuilding of the main roof structure with a wall of windows to allow for an unobstructed mountain view.
Custom cabinets, two kitchen sink areas (one behind the island cook top for food prep) and high-quality appliances, fixtures, flooring and tile finishes were added to give these clients the kitchen that perfectly fit their family's lifestyle.
This is our new kitchen in the Bennington plan in Hearthstone. After hearing from our buyers that they wanted larger kitchen islands for everything from entertaining to after school snacks and homework, Grant designed home plans with large kitchen islands that are open to several areas of the home such as the great room, breakfast area and family rooms.
We performed a structural remodel of the first floor to remove walls, carry the second story, and create and open-concept kitchen keeping with the traditional feel of the older home. Photo #1 is taken from the now open family room towards the remodeled kitchen, expanded bay window, utilized under-the-stairs space, and the remodeled laundry room. Custom cabinets, plank tile flooring, Cambria quartz, marble splash, etc. The last photo is the 'before' photo.
A stunning brand new kitchen designed and built as part of a large whole house renovation. This kitchen combines the warmth of custom two-tone dove gray cabinetry with fresh white quartz countertops. A splash of color from the vibrant aqua mouth blown pendant lights suspended above the large custom island with glass induction cooktop completes this neo-traditional custom kitchen. Our clients love living, entertaining, and cooking in it!
Finished in April of this year, our spring parade home featured a modern farmhouse kitchen in neutral and white tones. The satin etched glass upper cabinets with X grids and the trendy custom hood salute the farmhouse style, while white quartz counter tops, tasteful lighting, and a full-tile custom back splash give it a modern touch.
This project was the update of a typical 80's kitchen with a peninsula island. The design removed the peninsula island for a floating island, extended the kitchen into the breakfast area with a serving bar with glass cabinets above. We also opened the wall between the kitchen and dining room to create an open feeling and pass thru serving counter. An additional picture shows the extensive use of cabinet accessories for increased functionality.
In need of a larger gathering space and an updated aesthetic, our client wanted to redesign her kitchen to be more functional to host events, as well as suit her design needs to create a minimalist approach to contemporary, yet elegant design. The existing kitchen was a G-shaped kitchen that was tucked in between three walls with a peninsula counter that acted as a bar. The overall space felt cramped, closed in, and did not showcase some of the great architectural features of her home on the first floor. Our client desired a more functional layout, areas of storage that were greatly needed, continuity between areas, and a space to display some of her unique china, stemware, and other decorative accessories. As far as aesthetic, the client had a vision to incorporate a contemporary look into her historic home and looked to our design staff with an open mind to how it would be executed.
The homeowners of this 1920's Duplex in Long Beach were looking to improve the functionality of their kitchen as well as update it with modern amenities while maintaining the art deco charm found in the rest of their home. The transformation of this space was dramatic.
The clean lines and Chrysler pattern tile design created a striking black and white art deco aesthetic. Now, a large island provides the cooking and entertaining space the client's wanted, a multi-layered light plan brightens throughout, and storage abounds within the new cabinetry and two pantries.
This kitchen is in a new construction project that we completed in 2016. A few of our favorite features are the stained cedar ceilings, wide plank European oak floors, beautiful inset cabinets, and the custom hood. The huge island makes entertaining easy, and all of the Wolf and Subzero appliances are a chef's dream! We love this kitchen! The house was designed by Spivey Architects and photographed by Newport653.
Though already a great space, it was very important to the homeowner to update the functionality of the kitchen. The gourmet kitchen's timeless design is complemented with glazed alabaster and espresso cabinetry, espresso box beams and exposed rafters. Top this off with an appliance package that would make any chef envious.
Complete 'Custom Coastal Island Kitchen' with integrated textures of tile, natural stone, wood, stainless steel, and acrylic. Vertical and horizontal cabinetry full scale 14' to the ceiling. Custom wood countertop and natural slab stone. All GE Monogram appliances in compliance with LEED certification.
One of our long time clients purchased a new "OLD HOUSE"" which needed some serious updating. This old house had been added to several times through the years. There was a post in this kitchen which was supporting a section of the roof which we found out later was a huge structural issue. The entire roof structure needed to be rebuilt. Along with the structural issues
This kitchen was uniquely designed to fit nicely with the overall theme of the home; which has been described as a fresh interpretation of a European Coastal home. The focal point of the room is the beautiful barrel ceiling and is complemented by terra cotta tile floor accents, wood countertops, frameless natural island cabinetry, full height tile backsplash and dark window trim.
This is a remodel we completed in 2008 on a mountain home that had been built in the 1990s and fallen into disrepair. As you can tell, the kitchen underwent a dramatic transformation. We completely gutted it, removing all the appliances, electrical systems, cabinets, flooring, and more. We built completely custom cabinetry, added hand-troweled imported Venetian plaster for the wall covering, laid wood flooring, built a coffered ceiling, added new lighting, and installed top-of-the-line luxury appliances.
Our clients had recently purchased this home built in the 1970s loving its contemporary feel. However, they disliked this closed off kitchen and hated the thought of entertaining in this space. They wanted a modern open concept kitchen space that fit the vibe of the home. We restructured the home and removed 2 walls and doors closing off the kitchen, back hallway and bar area. We then started completely over in the heart of this home and created a large walk in pantry, large island and ample cooking spaces. The black, white and shades of gray truly transform this home.
The homeowners wanted to upgrade and expand their narrow kitchen. Both homeowners enjoy cooking and baking together, and their old layout, appliances, and storage were not conducive to them both being in the kitchen at the same time.
With the addition of high-end appliances, a better working triangle, more storage, and upgraded finishes, along with a small addition (about 4'-0" x 15'-0"), allowed for a beautiful and functional new kitchen.
A simple transformation made a huge impact for this 2015 kitchen remodel. The owners came to us with a wish list of wanting to keep the same kitchen layout, but with a desire to incorporate a dishwasher, farm sink, all new stainless steel appliances, and create more storage in the process of their remodel. The owners were extremely excited about the dishwasher, because they had never had one before. To add storage and cabinet space we moved the microwave and oven to the refrigerator wall and replaced it with a cooktop, this allowed more storage for pots and pans to be accessed with ease for the elderly couple. They now have custom full extension dovetail drawers with soft close slides. Right outside of her kitchen she wanted a pantry, we took out her outdated closet (bi-fold louvered doors) and made a wall of doors and drawers which created ample room for storing brooms, cleaning supplies and all her groceries etc. She is a very satisfied customer! Overall, this remodel is a perfect example of how to upgrade and update your kitchen without changing the footprint.
The original space was a basic kitchen with limited room for prepping and cooking meals. The project included removing all existing cabinetry, countertops, appliances and flooring. The roof and two of the three walls were removed for the addition. The original ceilings were at different heights of eight and ten feet. The project included 10-foot ceilings throughout the area. The small cased opening between the kitchen and den was enlarged to create a buffet bar for entertaining. New custom cabinetry, countertops, flooring, top-of-the-line appliances, and a coffered ceiling were included in the interior of this kitchen, while the exterior included new Marvin's windows and doors and redwood siding to match the existing construction.
This client had been planning her dream kitchen for several months prior to ever contacting a contractor. The client had a list of elements that were must-haves in the new kitchen, which included: a large sit-at island, prep and regular sink, pot filler, separate refrigerator and freezer, cooling drawers, Wolfe convection steam oven, 48" dual fuel range with griddle, warming drawer, wine cooler, wet bar with ice machine and butler's pantry.
A wine refrigerator and pantry cabinet sit side-by-side and an additional butler's pantry was included to offer ample storage space. Above the Wolfe steam oven is a small counter top and above the dual-fuel range sits a recessed space with a pot filler and small shelf, perfect for cooking oils and spices. The new kitchen includes a coffered ceiling with custom molding which adds depth and texture to the room. The original brick floor was replaced with hardwoods to match existing and all new Marvin's windows and doors were used in the renovation.
This kitchen that once had limited space for cooking and entertaining, is now fit to serve a gourmet meal to friends and family, but is still practical enough to warm-up leftovers after a busy day at work.
This project was one of our favorite full home renovations that we have done. The clients wanted a very modern/contemporary feel while keeping the warmth of the home. We loved this project from start to finish because it challenged our team to push the envelope a little bit. The kitchen has always been the centerpiece of the home, and we wanted to the kitchen to tie into the surrounding rooms as much as possible.
The owners' desire was to create a new, cohesive kitchen space out of existing "rabbit warren" rooms. The intricate, ceiling millwork and the dark, study paneling contrast beautifully with the sleek lines of the bright, kitchen space. The contemporary aesthetic works well in this traditional, 1930" era home, and the glass countertop adds unexpected "oomph" to the island, too!
The original dark galley kitchen was tucked away in the back right corner of the house. In order to take advantage of the beautiful backyard views and make it more accessible to the rest of the home, we built a new addition to house the kitchen. In this new location, the kitchen now serves as the true hub for the house, allowing for seamless flow between the kitchen, main living areas and outdoor entertaining space.
The dated style of the previous kitchen didn't fit with the more traditional style of the rest of this 1920's Georgian style home. Balancing old and new, this renovation incorporates formal elements with a relaxed vibe. Timeless colors and details create a traditional feel. The lighting nods to the 1920s, while the cabinet hardware mixes antique and industrial styles.
The kitchen features clever storage solutions, such as a cocktail bar, custom built-ins and a butler's pantry with rustic brick veneer. Additional improvements include new hardwood floors and adding coffers to enhance the structural ceiling beams. The renovation created a tighter envelope with relocated ducts, added insulation, and air sealing. This beautifully transformed 500 sq. ft. kitchen not only meets this growing family's everyday needs, but accommodates their love for entertaining.
This historical house, built in 1883, located in Port Townsend WA needed a full gut and remodel. Kitchen & Bath Studio gave deliberate care and attention to design a kitchen to acknowledge the history of the home while providing modern luxury and comfort. In order to keep with the beautiful historical look, cabinets were custom designed and built by Horizon Art & Design. Light fixtures custom made by Niles Starkey. The kitchen is highlighted with quartz counter tops and engineered oak flooring.
This design/build kitchen remodel in El Segundo, CA was part of a whole home remodel. The kitchen was opened up to create a great room and lightened up with crisp white. The mixture of pendant and recessed lighting, paired with the Cambria quartz island creates a functional yet stylish element to the new kitchen. In the corner of the room, we added a custom built desk for the homeowner to stay organized.
In January of 2015, we suffered a catastrophic fire, and I had to rebuild my own house. We salvaged the floor system and the exterior walls, but everything else was a total loss. We took the opportunity to design a large, social kitchen with a prominent island to gather around, and two separate doors to facilitate circulation to the adjacent outdoor living space. The kitchen features Greenfield cabinetry and G.E. Monogram appliances.
The kitchen in this beautiful Danvers, MA home just didn't do justice to the rest of the house. Our clients didn't use it much because the layout didn't offer an inviting work area, and space was very inefficient. This was a fun project for us since there was so much space to work with and lots of opportunity for natural lighting. Having done a bathroom remodel for this client previously, we had learned that they do like to entertain family and friends, and if they had a better environment, both of them would use it more.
With this in mind, we did a total re-design of the layout of the space. By eliminating the peninsula and switching to an island running parallel to the window wall, we were able to create natural flow through and connect the dining area to the kitchen. Showplace Cabinets with a Concord door and a White Satin finish ran to the ceiling with a multi-piece crown molding and brightened up the space. The huge double bowl sink under the new bay window was surrounded by lots of usable counter space on either side, and directly across on the island. The new six burner gas range was covered by a powerful external vent with make-up air and complemented with a double multi-use oven nearby.
In order to enable both people to take care of guests at the same time, we created a wet bar area on the opposite wall with a beautiful built in wine cooler and 'Drawn Antique' glass doors on the upper cabinets with matching shelving and internal lighting. We framed the bar area with floor to ceiling pantry cabinets on either side offering tons of storage space. Swirl Cut handles in brushed satin nickel from Top Knobs complimented the cabinets nicely. The dark polished Via Lactea granite installed on all of the outer cabinets offset the white cabinets beautifully, and the dramatic polished silver cloud granite on the island offered just the right pop. Subway tile in 'Snow' with silver shadow grout created an elegant but understated look and reflected the LED under cabinet lighting perfectly. Three pendants centered over the island, strategically positioned recessed lights and a new hanging fixture over the dining table ensured consistent lighting in all conditions. All of the stained trim in the area was replaced with white painted trim, enhancing the more modern transitional look. Chaparral from Hallmark Maple in 'Rustler' flooring ran throughout the space tying it all together and offsetting the white cabinets beautifully.
The original kitchen began life as an afterthought, placed in the back of the house with a predicable footprint, rubber stamped solely for food preparation and meals for passers-by. The house had good structure, born from a gracious footprint but predisposed to congestion and inefficiency by a tired kitchen layout. Luckily, the homeowner had a vision.
With a young family eager to press it into service, the kitchen challenges were revealed; combine several generous underused rooms into a smooth flowing, efficient and beautiful workhorse. The traditional triangle would have to be discarded in order to create a work zone that functioned effortlessly. In addition, the kitchen was required to acknowledge the views so critically important to the family.
The materials used to create the vision are traditional and timeless; foundation stone, bead board, glazed subway tile, and rustically stained maple cabinets. The appliances are big and bold. Through the art of collaboration with the owner and a skilled and talented design and construction team, the innate beauty of the space and material is revealed. The new kitchen has sweeping circulation paths which make the act of eating and interacting with family and friends a perfunctory joy. It is now truly the heart of the home. Its beauty and carefree nature is easy on the eyes; but one must not be fooled; it is a destination that was thoughtfully and skillfully planned, designed and constructed, effortlessly combining elegant aesthetics and current appliance technologies.
The owners of this California Modern Mediterranean home sought to update and expand their dated kitchen. Their former u-shaped kitchen, with only one entry, did not allow for more than one to two people in the kitchen at a time. Their existing kitchen was also separate from the family room and dining room thanks to dropped cabinets and a wall. This family sought to open the space and accommodate a large island with seating in the kitchen and opening the space to the adjoining family rooms.
To update and open up their space and accommodate a large island with seating, we removed the dining/kitchen wall, vaulted the kitchen ceiling, and removed the kitchen nook window. We also installed new hardwood flooring in the kitchen and family room, as well as new cabinetry, appliances, countertops, electrical, plumbing, and paint. As you can see, the kitchen is so much brighter and open!
This 1980's home featured a dark, enclosed kitchen right at the heart of the house. Our contemporary homeowner's were seeking more counter space, more storage, and a brighter more inviting space to entertain. We saw an opportunity to turn the space around, improving flow through the house and making the most of the view to their stunning backyard. Balancing these needs called for a unique solution. Strategically placed windows provide a panoramic view of the yard without compromising storage. New structural beams allow the kitchen to open up to the living spaces and a custom wine and coffee bar allows guests to serve themselves without entering the cooking area.
This kitchen was remodeled and reconfigured to include a large island with an eating counter. Electrical modifications were made to accommodate relocated appliances, under-cabinet lighting, and pot lighting. New Maple cabinetry was installed in a painted finish and does feature 39" upper cabinets with a three stage crown molding. Granite countertops were installed with a Travertine backsplash. Hardwood flooring was completed throughout the home along with all new millwork and a fresh coat of paint. The focal point of the kitchen is definitely the Travertine basket weave inlay with chair rail and the custom fabricated range hood centered above the gas cooktop.
This kitchen was dated and not working for the clients' sizable family. We wanted to design a charming yet functional kitchen that suited the family and was enjoyable for entertaining. The cooktop island was an eye sore with a giant hood, so eliminating it was a must. Lighting was also a priority to rejuvenate and brighten the space. Our design goals included function, flow, and light.
We incorporated a functional center island for additional seating. We also included a prep sink, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, mixer, and storage to the island. The cooktop was relocated against a wall, getting it out of the middle of the kitchen while creating a key focal point. The result is a beautiful, functional, and entertainment-friendly kitchen with room for the whole family. This project was completed in October of 2015.
This home was built in 1905 and is located in a revitalized neighborhood. The homeowners desired a new, modern kitchen that complimented their 110-year-old home. To add space and create an open kitchen, we removed a wall to join two spaces. We also restored historic millwork for a new, yet "old," feel. Due to the age of the home, there were complications with heating and cooling, and radiators were actually designed to be hidden inside of the kitchen island. In the end, this kitchen is built for everyday use, yet transitions beautifully for entertaining.
This kitchen remodel transformed a dark and cramped kitchen into a bright and open space. We removed the wall between the dining room and kitchen and relocated another wall that separated the kitchen from the eat-in area. These changes allowed for more natural light to fill the kitchen, making it feel larger and more connected to the adjoining rooms. Doing this also accomplished the client's main request for a better use of kitchen space for their entertaining needs. The customer chose maple hardwood flooring with a rich chocolate stain for a luxurious feel. Removing the textured ceilings and installing hardwoods throughout gave the entire first floor a seamless flow from one space to the next.
The new Black Pearl Granite countertops, natural stone and glass mosaic backsplash, and white painted Linen Waypoint cabinets all were significant upgrades not only in design but also functionality and efficiency. The stainless-steel accents in the sink, appliances, and floating hood further elevated the design and brought everything together. Along with a more open layout connecting the kitchen and dining room, the owner now also enjoys a bar table breakfast nook in the kitchen.
This full-size kitchen was upgraded to sleek, inset cabinet doors and drawers. The spacious island has ample room for cooking and entertaining guests with its expansive marble counter-top. We relocated the doorway to fit the refrigerator, stacked wall ovens, and a pantry cabinet all on the same wall, so you're not running all over the kitchen while preparing your signature meal!
This project was a complete remodel from ceiling to floor. We removed a separating wall that housed the furnace in a closet and relocated the furnace to the attic. With the wall down, the space really opened up and we were able to create an open concept floorplan. We built a small wall with an arched opening to create a separation between the kitchen and entryway. This also allowed for the addition of a new island which really complements the space. There were two living areas divided by an additional wall which we also removed and raised the floor from one side to the match the other as it was a sunken living room. We removed the ceiling over the sunken living room and created a grand vaulted ceiling. Lastly, we removed dated patio doors and windows and replaced them with new modern doors and windows.
The homeowners wanted a Victorian-style kitchen since the rest of their house has this motif. They wanted a more efficient and aesthetically pleasing layout with a lot of light. The butler's pantry is somewhat integrated, though itâ€™s off to the side in a vestibule. It includes the dining area which boasts a concealed compartment for the television which hangs on the wall. When people want to watch they open it up. When they want it concealed they simply close the tv compartment and it looks like itâ€™s a kitchen cupboard.