The heart of any home is the kitchen
In the past, the kitchen was considered a utilitarian room, merely a functional space for preparing meals. Today’s kitchens have become the heart of any home, and a true gathering place for the entire family. Kitchens are spaces for entertaining and enjoyment. The kitchen needs to be open and inviting and that means making smart decisions on storage and appliances. The design and the upgrades for a modern kitchen remodel need to work together seamlessly to create a space that makes daily living and entertaining as easy and fresh as a spring breeze!
A local homeowner contacted Abbey Design Center with a problem, their kitchen was badly outdated, lacked storage space and needed upgrading. It was the original kitchen from their house’s construction and they needed a completely new look, on a budget. They also wanted to keep the existing hardwood flooring intact.
The experienced Abbey Design Team knew exactly how to handle this project. They got to work designing a space that would be beautiful while fully functional. They knew they needed to upgrade the cabinets, countertops and replace the existing appliances with state of the art stainless steel. However, that was just the beginning. They also redesigned this kitchen, adding more storage and giving it an open inviting feeling, all within the same footprint while maintaining the existing hardwood flooring.
They replaced the builder grade cherry cabinetry with bright, white, modern Shaker-style cabinets. They added shiny pulls to both drawers and cabinets that accented the modern look. The original countertops were replaced with white quartz to complement the clean modern feel and provide durable, maintenance-free surfaces. They also added a designer’s touch, with a shiny glass backsplash and under counter lighting to show it off and illuminate prepping areas.
The importance of a professional design team:
Abbey Design Center’s team took a long hard look at the existing layout of the kitchen. They wanted to maximize storage and counter space for the homeowners while keeping the project within budget. They also knew that on the customer’s wish list was a mini-bar area, and they needed to add this, and still remain on budget and on time. To improve the kitchen workflow, the oven/microwave unit was relocated next to the refrigerator. This opened up more valuable counter space than the original layout. The old black refrigerator was replaced with a double-door, counter-depth stainless refrigerator. This along with the added counter space made the new kitchen even more user-friendly for cooking and entertaining.
It is important not to underestimate having a professional kitchen designer in charge of your remodeling project. Abbey’s designers are experts at maximizing space and storage. They are also familiar with the best lighting options for your new kitchen. The proper design elements are crucial to getting the outcome that you desire for your project.
Abbey’s team was successful at keeping the project within budget while adding every item on the homeowner’s wish list including a mini-bar area for entertaining guests. This new area provided additional counter space and cabinets with roll-out shelves for storage. They even added a wine fridge to complete the look. Their new kitchen was now the showcase of their home.
The final result was a kitchen the homeowners loved. It was bright and open, with clean finishes throughout, and has an improved workflow that makes this new kitchen a daily pleasure to use. Abbey’s experienced design team exceeded their customer’s expectations and would love to do the same for any remodeling project in your home!
Renovations can make your house feel more like home, and Abbey Design Center knows how to create your dream remodel from kitchens to bathrooms, basements, and flooring. Abbey has been going beyond expectations for their customers for 30 years and counting. One Company, One Contract, One Exceptional Result.