With home remodeling trends lending their prowess not just to the dilapidated spaces but, also to those desiring an update, keeping quality kitchen cabinets has become more prevalent. Recently, we have completed several kitchen remodel projects that include refinishing existing cabinets. In our experience the quality construction of the cabinets, functional layout of the kitchen and hope to not add to the landfill has led more remodel clients down this path.
Throughout the Valley of the Sun, from Ahwatukee to Phoenix, Chandler to Tempe and Scottsdale to Mesa we have worked with home remodel clients that desire an update to their kitchen with out the larger scope of work to include all new cabinetry. We have added design details like: light rail, wainscot panels and glass door panels. We have increased storage capacity by adding custom cabinets. Additionally, we have modified the space plan of the kitchen by adjusting the locations of several existing cabinets to increase functional counter space. All are work expectations of our remodel design projects whether kitchen, office or bathroom.
For this Ahwatukee kitchen remodel project we had our custom cabinet maker craft wood wainscot
panels and install them on a back panel to the pass through and around the exposed end of the peninsula. The homeowners hoped the existing quartz counters and natural stone backsplash would still coordinate with the cabinet paint color. As the designer on this project, I reassured our clients that the counters would look brand new once the cabinets were painted. The end result is spectacular.
The homeowner for this kitchen remodel project in Tempe hoped to have additional storage cabinets to fill some of the cavernous space above the existing, but also wanted some decorative elements added to give her kitchen the custom look she hoped for. We even found/made a spot for wine bottle storage. She was hesitant, at first, to choose either white or espresso as the paint finish due to the amount of cabinetry. We procured a custom sample in a beautiful dry brush finish with a soft white background and grey accent. While this color is beautiful, once it was in her space she could see how it could make the space feel even more cavernous with the monochromatic color pallet. At the suggestion of our designer the homeowner agreed to refinishing existing cabinets on the espresso finish. This combination complimented to the other finishes fabulously. The end project is stunning.
The original space for this kitchen in Phoenix left the homeowner running into the refrigerator every time he opened the stove. We relocated the cabinet above the refrigerator swapping it with the cabinets to the left of the refrigerator. This move provides more functional counter space right where its’ needed, next to the stove. Once the laminate counters were removed and we realized how much space was unused in the peninsula, we decided to add a corner open cabinet for more functional storage. The finished space functions much better than before and looks amazing.