Our most recent kitchen remodel involved updating a 1990’s kitchen in Hurst, Texas, with a modern, stylish design. The original shape of the kitchen was closed off by a penisula cabinet, wasn’t a large space to begin with, and wasted a lot of space with the pantry closet. Our designers were able to make some simple changes to open up the space, increase the counter top area and improve storage space to maximize the usability of the kitchen as a whole. The end result is a sleek, eye-catching kitchen with a smart design and improved functionality!
As you can see in the floor plans and renderings below, the first thing our designers did was remove the peninsula to open up the room.
The lost counter top space was made up for by removing the pantry and double oven and replacing them with additional cabinets, drawers, and counters, which extended around to the fridge.
Cabinetry was also built around the fridge for a modern, built-in look, and the cabinets above the fridge were extended – proving great storage space for large pots and pans, cookie sheets and crock pots!
The kitchen also received beautiful Granite counter tops in Black Pearl, along with new custom cabinets and hardware, fresh paint, wood floors, and a stylish tile backsplash. You’ll also notice that the upper cabinets were installed at a 45 degree angle in the corners, providing better use than the original design with cabinets at a 90 degree angle.
New lighting plays a big role in the fresh appearance of this kitchen. Strategically placed can lights, combined with under and over cabinet LED lights and a decorative pendant over the sink provide for a shadow-less environment – ideal for safe cooking and meal prep. Another neat feature is that the under and over cabinet LEDs were installed on separate switches, so they can either be used together as task lighting, or alone, as decorative ambient lighting. Beautiful!
The remodeled kitchen is equipped with new appliances, including a gas stove, which was at the top of our client’s wish list. We piped gas to the home and installed a modern dual-fuel gas range and matching stainless steel vent hood. A stainless steel microwave drawer was also installed below the counter top to save space and provide an easily accessible alternative to standard or overhead microwaves.
Our favorite feature of this kitchen is the space-saving pull-out pantry and spice rack installed at the end of the cabinetry. What a great way to utilize cubic footage without requiring a big space to step into (as with traditional walk-in pantries). It’s all about incorporating smart designs!
The finished kitchen is a beautiful, functional, and utilizes every bit of available space! Most importantly, our client could not be happier with the finished product!
Job well done to everyone on the Medford Remodeling team that worked on this project, and to our photographer, Todd Ramsey at Impressia (www.impressia.net), for capturing these beautiful shots!
If you have a kitchen that needs improvement – whether it be storage space, work areas, lighting, appliances, functionality, or just the overall look – our team of designers would love to help! Contact us today for more information!
The Medford Remodeling Team