A recent kitchen remodeling project by Abbey Design Center gave a local homeowner a sleek, modern design and an open floor plan that they desired. What sets this project apart is the vision of Abbey’s experienced design team. Our designers were able to take the original floorplan and create an entirely new space. They not only added more floor space and more storage, but they also created a welcoming new kitchen with better traffic flow with modern touches throughout.
The homeowners’ builder-grade kitchen was designed for a previous era. The kitchen did not have an efficient design for cooking. It was too small for gathering and wasn’t a welcoming space. Today’s kitchens in modern homes are places where people entertain and connect. The goal of this project was to give the homeowners a modern kitchen to entertain guests and a design that would make prepping meals a breeze.
Envisioning The Kitchen Remodeling Project
The homeowners were open to the idea of changing the floorplan of the kitchen and the living room adjacent to it. With that in mind, Abbey’s designers came up with a bold kitchen remodeling plan. Abbey’s Design Team removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room, creating an open floor plan. They also replaced their flooring with hardwood on the entire first level. The new layout made a small house look large.
Abbey’s Kitchen Design Team Gets to Work
The changes to the homeowners’ kitchen were extensive. The old, cramped kitchen was gutted and in its place is now a modern kitchen with numerous amenities. Abbey’s contractors removed the old wall behind the stove. They extended the kitchen to fill that space, adding much more room for cabinets and countertops. After the kitchen remodeling, the space opens into a new dining area.
The centerpiece of the new kitchen is a large new island with seating. There is much more counter space for preparing meals and even some space to sit, share some appetizers and a glass of wine. They can entertain in style!
Elegant and Durable Hardwood Floors
Elegant and durable hardwood floors now cover the entire first level of the home. New floors tie the rooms together and improve traffic flow. Upgraded flooring also gives the impression that the kitchen and other spaces are much larger.
The new cabinetry now goes all the way to the ceiling, giving the kitchen the impression of even more height. White cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and modern recessed LED lighting made the kitchen space feel more bright and spacious.
Adding a lighter color to the walls to contrast with the darker hardwood floors gives the entire combined space a sense of height and depth that was lacking before. Now the natural light, as well as light from the recessed LEDs, reflects off the hardwood floor, and the lighter colored walls add to an atmosphere of understated elegance.
Modern Efficiency and Design Details
In the kitchen, the old stove was replaced with a cooktop and a designer range hood, while a double-wall oven was mounted beside it. Importantly, the wall opposite the work area was removed. Following the kitchen remodeling, this provides much easier traffic flow from the living area, into the kitchen, and then into the dining space.
There are other details as well. The kitchen now has a lazy susan corner cabinet to make the most of available storage area. The shaker style cabinets have brushed nickel pulls. There is even storage space above the new, deeper stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator. Pendant lights provide an added touch of elegance above the kitchen island. The dining area features a chic chandelier that echoes the lines of the shaker cabinetry and the modern range hood.
Another Abbey Success Story
The new kitchen is modern and sophisticated while also welcoming. The homeowners now have an attractive new space for entertaining and for more enjoyable everyday use. Abbey’s experienced design team delighted these clients and can create results like this for you. One Company, One Contract, One Exceptional Result.