Budget Friendly Kitchen
Design Winner 2020 Local NKBA Awards
- Outdated dark oak cabinets
- No dishwasher
- Sink in corner, hard to have two people in kitchen at same time
- Wall separating living room and kitchen made room cramped, and not able to talk when cooking dinner
- As much storage as possible
- With vaulted ceiling – go taller with cabinets
- Remove all walls that can, to open the space
- Brighten up
- Taking out the walls between the kitchen/living/dining room, opened the whole space with out adding any more square feet. One wall had to stay because it housed the plumbing vent.
- Using the same luxury vinyl wood floor planks in all three rooms continued to make the space uniformed
- Bright white cabinets with Corian Quarts counter tops, white/glass/mother of pearl mini brick tile backslash added to the overall bright, cheerful space
- Every cabinet was thought out adding accessories to be the most convenient and use of space: tip out sink front, silverware drawer, double waste basket, blind corner swing outs, lazy susan, utensil drawer dividers, spice drawer, tray dividers and appliance garage. Even a 4” base filler that was to house the return air duct from the wall being removed had a door installed for storage of the owner’s ladder.
- The long wall was 1” short of being able to have a nice blind corner swing out. Solution was to take 1” out of the 2×4 studs from counter to floor and the whole plan worked.
- Homeowner wanted glass doors to display her blue dishes
- Sink was moved out of the corner and a dishwasher was added
- Under cabinet lights were added
- Dining room side: with wanting a Snack bar for 2, there was a space behind that faced a wall-too awkward for someone sitting there so we added a shallow base cabinet for extra storage
- End wall cabinet by the sink, 3 floating shelves were added to finish a 10” space, but also a spot to display the owner’s artwork
- Brushed gold hardware for cabinets, faucets and on the GE appliances