2020 Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase: Kitchen & Laundry Renovation
The 1989 home was in need of refreshing, the kitchen looked dated and the laundry/mudroom was not functional. This beautiful remodel blends in with the rest of the house, while still feeling refreshed.
The original layout was mostly sufficient, the designer, Jolynn Johnson, kept the sink under the window and removed the cooktop from the island. The homeowners added high end appliances, the large range and steam oven are perfecting for hosting a dinner party.
The homeowners chose Crystal Cabinets in a white traditional style, with a brown highlight for the perimeter to add more character to cabinet doors and drawer faces. The island was updated to a rich brown walnut, welcoming contrast into the space. High end finishes add a touch of luxury to the kitchen with beautiful Cambria Hampshire countertops and sleek Kitchen Aid and Wolf appliances. Throughout the kitchen, the light maple millwork was painted white to match the cabinets and bring the space out of the 1980s.
The homeowners no longer wanted the open space between the upper cabinets and nine-foot ceiling, collecting dust and grease. Johnson added stacked crown molding to elongate the upper cabinets.
The unused and messy built-in desk was updated to a dry bar with a warm walnut countertop and large subway tile backsplash. Additional cabinets with glass doors and shelving were added to display the homeowners’ favorite vacation memorabilia.
A pocket door from the kitchen to the back entry allowed Johnson to open up the laundry and mudroom and add much-needed storage.
The laundry room used gray laminate cabinets and marble laminate countertops. The upgraded washer and dryer were placed on pedestals for a better work height and extra storage. Johnson pulled the upper cabinets forward to the front of the washer and dryer to eliminate trouble reaching into the cabinets.
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