Client Robin and Jack McWalters hired me to remodel their kitchen.
They told me from day one" I was the boss and I should make it a surprise and make all decisions!
So they picked out the appliances and I went on about the business of putting it all together.
Challenge was storage as you can see on before photos.
They own a farm and constantly have farm grown ingredients brought home to be cooked. The problem with old kitchen was storage and additional prep area and area for the farm items to"live".
Here is how we accomplished the challenge:
Robin wanted to cook with gas, so we added a gas line and cooktop with down draft.
Cabinets are the old ones but with a new fresh coat of paint.
Except the island, we hauled off old one and gave her a much more practical one . By keeping cooktop as it was a bit offset to the right and making island wider by 12 inches we were able to maximize storage with a 30 inch 3 drawer base cabinet for her pots and pans to be easily available, a 6" spice pull out cabinet for all of her seasonings and a large cabinet for the down draft and gas line underneath. Not to mention the overhang for bar stools!
I also hauled off the " DESK" area next to the double oven, and had a mud bench made in its place for landing items when coming in from garage.
I also added 2 crates for farm grown items to have an immediate place for them under the mud bench .
In addition, by going with microwave convection and oven combo, we gained enough room for another small cabinet under them for the pyrex and cookie sheets.
We added plenty of lighting with 2 pendants, 4 can lights and 6 xenon lights under cabinets for much better lighting.
Additionally we took down the old ceiling fan above kitchen table and added a nice chandelier.
Backsplash was non existent, so we added much needed marble tile backsplash and laid it in a chevron pattern.
Overall, this kitchen kept same flooring and same cabinets for the most part, but it will be used much differently and much more efficiently.
Client has given amazing reviews on facebook on her 2nd day in using the kitchen.
We are still patiently waiting for double ovens to arrive!!
Materials used: Stone: Quartizite Terra Branca from Brazil, Backsplash Limestone from Msi, Lighting is Uttermost, accessories are from Queen's of Heart Antiques, bar Stools are Pier One,( I painted all accessories the Aqua Color). Chandelier is from Classic Concepts in California.
Check out the McWalter's New kitchen!