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Kitchen and Mudroom Extended

More Space, More Light

When this family came to Owings Brothers for their kitchen remodel the number one desire for the design was enabling them all to be in the kitchen at once.  They loved to cook together and wanted a kitchen that was able to accommodate many cooks.  The beauty of this remodel was that we could stay within the footprint of the home reducing the cost to remodel.   Designing the space was a family affair as all joined together to create the floorplan.  Everything was agreed upon by all parties and Owings completed the drawing that was perfect for the homeowner.

As you can see a dark and dingy kitchen with very little natural light has been completely transformed!   Owings removed walls on all sides of this kitchen.   We expanded the gathering space to include a dining room, family room, and mudroom. The reconfiguration allowed for better flow for the first floor and much more light.  Windows from the adjacent rooms now spill natural light into this busy kitchen workspace.  To bring continuity to the first floor of their home a natural hardwood floor was installed.  Large surfaces such as the countertops and walls were chosen in light colors allowing light to reflect over the entire surface.

Kitchen and Mudroom Drawings

Kitchen and Mudroom Before Photos

As you can see by these photos the walls made rooms seem dark and small.  By incorporating them with the new kitchen remodel we were able to expand the look of the rooms as well as the kitchen and yet keep the spaces separate and distinct.  The mudroom was updated with a new slate floor and a new exterior door to the deck with a full glass door and sidelights.  See the beautiful sunlight pouring into the entire space!

Kitchen and Mudroom After Photos

It’s All in the Details

Shaker Style stained finish cabinets were chosen for our kitchen and mudroom remodel by Koch Cabinets.  Wood stained in warm hues provides balance to the white surface that surrounds them on the countertops and walls.  This new floorplan allowed for many more cabinets than was originally in the home. We increased even more storage space with easy access to the mudroom.  The hardwood flooring in all the first floor was stained in the same warm tone as the cabinetry.

Gray is a popular neutral in today’s design selections and the countertops for the perimeter were made with engineered stone in this color.  Much more counter space offered the homeowner and their children room to enjoy the baking they do together as does the double GE Profile ovens.  A new GE Profile refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and cooktop were also incorporated in the remodeled kitchen.  Look at how the contemporary stainless steel vent hood made by Zephyr finishes off the space!  To add the artistic touch the family decided to complement the gray perimeter counters with a different stone.   A little on the wild side a Cambria Annicca peninsula counter was added to steal the show!  Beautiful!

Though we stayed within the footprint of the home the exterior was updated to include a new wrap around deck in maintenance-free Trex that accesses both the kitchen and mudroom with ease.  Because the new design included several exterior door and window changes new brickwork repair was required on the exterior.  An amazing difference and beautiful outdoor living space for the whole family to enjoy.  See more outdoor living projects.

Maintenance free deck construction

Deck Construction Photos