Open Kitchen Remodel

Last fall, our project manager, Chester, completed this kitchen remodel for our clients, Rodney and Gena. They had a small, enclosed kitchen and wanted to open up two walls: one to the dining area and one to the living room. Even though we didn’t move any major appliances or plumbing, it is one of our more significant transformations! They chose white custom cabinets which Buck built in our local cabinet shop (for more information on our custom cabinetry, click here!) A white farmhouse sink, steel gray granite counter tops, stone back splash with a green quartzite mosaic strip, vinyl plank flooring, and new appliances completed their design.


We removed the furdown (area of drywall above the cabinets) and relocated the AC duct to the ceiling. This allowed us to make their new upper cabinets ceiling height. We removed the entire wall between the dining area and kitchen to make it one seamless space.



We also removed the entire wall from the kitchen to the living room. We created a peninsula with a bar to the right of the refrigerator overlooking the living room.


We love Rodney and Gena’s design and the finishes they chose. The oak vinyl flooring and mixed back splash add texture and character, while the white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and new recessed lighting keep the design simple and bright. And now, with ceiling height cabinets and both walls removed, the entire space feels much larger without adjusting the footprint at all! Thank you to Rodney and Gena, for being such a pleasure to work with, and for trusting us with your home.


Budget Kitchen Update

Peter & Crystal hired us to help them update their kitchen. They were on a tight budget, and were looking to give their kitchen a much needed face lift. We adjusted their wish list & design to keep costs low where we could, while still giving them a kitchen they love.

In a typical kitchen remodel, high-end, semi-custom to full-custom cabinetry can account for as much as 30%-40% of the total renovation budget. Simply redoing the doors & drawer fronts on this job saved thousands of dollars. We created a few custom cabinet pieces: a small one to fit between the dishwasher and relocated fridge, and a larger one with pull-out drawers to replace the cabinets where the peninsula once was. We kept their existing appliances and the general footprint of their kitchen by just opening up one wall. We didn’t need to relocate any plumbing or electric (with the exception of a small water line running to the fridge) which also saved a significant amount of money.

We painted the existing cabinets, installed new granite counters & tile flooring, and kept the backsplash clean & simple with subway tile. We removed the fluorescent lights & installed recessed lighting. We also saved a substantial amount of their budget by opting for a pre-made roll-away island, as opposed to a built-in custom island.

Peter & Crystal were such a pleasure to work with, and we love the end result!