Award Winning Expanded Kitchen
2014 Greater Phoenix NARI Contractor of the Year Award Winner
Residential Kitchen $40,000 – $80,000
This award winning kitchen remodel demonstrates the value of our 3D illustrations of our proposed changes as we work with our homeowners designing their custom spaces. Our design clients love how this process makes it easy to visualize how the new room will look and function.
It was obvious this kitchen was not working in multiple ways. It lacked counter space for food preparation. It didn’t have enough storage for everything from pantry items to the homeowners’ important office paperwork. The kitchen’s shortcomings led to clutter that had accumulated in several areas across the kitchen.
We had hoped to raise the ceiling, but we found numerous mechanical items between the ceiling and the second floor prevented us from making this change. We were able to remove the outdated fiberglass panels in the ceiling and replace the fluorescent lighting with recessed lighting and a modern-style chandelier.
The existing exhaust hood was closing in the space and making the ceiling feel even lower. We installed an ultra-modern hood that recessed into the ceiling. The new exhaust hood added a beautiful visual feature while it totally opened up the view both in and out of the kitchen.
In order to create a more open floor plan with additional work space, we removed the cluttered walk-in pantry and relocated the coat closet intruding from the next room. By reconfiguring the floor plan, we were able to bring in custom pantry cabinets to store food prep items in a more organized manner, and create a new open area with an open view of the family room beyond and additional counter space with its own prep sink for easier meal preparation.
Additional storage cabinets were added with custom features for organizing and storing the homeowners’ household files and paperwork that had previously been stored on the counters in plain view. We also added numerous large pot drawers to the lower cabinets to increase the available space for storing a wide variety of kitchen items within easy reach.
This kitchen had a budget of just under $80,000 due to its complexity and size.