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Kitchen Expansion

First Floor Remodel

This family desired an open floor plan for their tri-level home in Carroll County and chose a kitchen expansion.  The goal was to create a living space where the family could gather with children and grandchildren for meals and that offered plenty of room for several cooks in the kitchen.   This first and primary level included a living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook, and front entry.  To meet the family’s design requirements for this kitchen expansion the wall shared by the living room and kitchen was removed as was the wall separating the front entry from the living room.   As you can see space was garnered for the small kitchen expanding it to include floor to ceiling cabinets on two walls and a very large two-tiered island with a counter for stools.  The designer incorporated a sink in the island along with a dishwasher and more cabinets for storage.

One positive effect was more light both natural and artificial.  A wall of custom cabinets was added to offer storage for many items including; glass vases, serving trays and other serving pieces that would otherwise clutter the kitchen counters.   The new wall of cabinets also gave the homeowner a place for their many photographs of family to be displayed.  This home’s first floor looks much larger than before and gives the illusion that an addition may have been completed.  But the design for this first floor remodel stayed within the footprint of the original home.  This allowed for a more spacious central living area without the added cost of removing exterior walls and building a new foundation.  A great choice for saving on their home remodeling investment and offering a more attractive resale design for families looking to buy in this popular community