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Interior Remodel – Kitchen

Oct 16, 2018 | Howard County, Kitchen

First Floor Remodel

The family wanted to completely renovate most of their first floor and the kitchen made up the majority of the space with an adjacent living room. This was an interior remodel staying within the footprint of the home. They had a design in mind that mimicked their favorite lake home which was rustic in its style. This Columbia MD homeowner was determined to bring that same look and feel to their primary home.   With the help of the Owings Brothers interior designer, Angela Smith, they began creating their desired look by choosing selections to bring the rustic feel to the home’s interior.

renovated open kitchen and living room

Enthusiastic with a design in mind the homeowners began the project by removing the present kitchen including a wall that divided it from the formal dining room.  The dining room which was being utilized as a playroom for the children became integrated as apart of the new kitchen plan.  The formal living room adjacent to the previous dining room separated with knee walls and columns was updated to the new rustic design style and now blends seamlessly with the newly remodeled kitchen.  A  Heat n’ Glo gas fireplace was created in the design taking a plain jane room and giving it a warm and cozy look and along with the 6′ x 6′ solid wood beams adds to the natural charm and “lake house” feel.  This is a great place to relax on a cool autumn night after a warm meal.

It was decided a formal dining room wouldn’t be utilized and would much better serve as a portion of the kitchen, now the much larger kitchen includes seating for dining.  This expanded kitchen also allowed for two islands.  The two islands afford the homeowner the workspace for preparing meals as well as one for seating and dining.  Our clients wanted the islands to be raised higher than the norm as both are tall and wanted a more comfortable height for food prep. The double island design also lends itself to entertaining guests as does the matching beverage center.  This was a must since the couple entertains on a frequent basis.

Such interesting and unique products were chosen. As you can see by the photos one of the islands boasts a Cambria top in Seagrove as does the kitchen’s perimeter countertop.  The dining island with room for six stools has a coordinating CraftArt countertop in distressed black walnut wood. Both islands are lighted by ELK pendants in the Weathered zinc finish. Cabinetry is from Koch with full overlay doors painted Fog and the coordinating dining island is also a Koch cabinet painted distressed Black. The Koch Cabinets offer several unique storage features including the corbels by the sink as well as the drawers in the fabric covered window seat below.

Our clients are thrilled with their new kitchen and living room as you can see by the happy face!  We strive to make Raving Fans.

Before Photos of First Floor Interior

After Photos of First Floor Remodel