Creating new cabinet space in kitchen remodel

ORIGINAL KITCHEN:   This house was built in 2001 in the Highland Springs subdivision in Brownsburg and they are the original owners.  This was one of the first homes built in this neighborhood.

WHY REMODEL:   According to the owner, “We were never happy with the flow of the kitchen.  The refrigerator was back in a corner and could only open half way because it was a French door style.  The peninsula tended to trap people in the narrow kitchen when we were entertaining.  We needed new flooring, and since we wanted to make changes to the kitchen, we decided to do the whole project.  It was time to upgrade.”

DESIGN PHASE:   A half wall and column between the family room and kitchen was removed.  “The narrowness of the kitchen was a great design challenge for us.  It was very helpful to have a designer work with us to figure out how to open the flow.  The final product ended up looking wider and having more space than we expected.  We ended up with a design that tripled our cabinet space by using every nook and cranny available.  The designers even put a cabinet near the sliding-glass door for the dog stuff.”

CABINET DETAILS:   The new cabinetry is maple stock cabinetry in off-white cashmere with a glazing highlight.  The owner decided to add several roll out trays for easy access.

FAVORITE FEATURES:   The owner commented, “The honed granite is my favorite part of the new kitchen.  It does not show the crumbs, dust or streaks when the sun comes in.  It is very family friendly material.  I also love our pantry door.  The glass makes the hallway seem more open and less like just another closet.  The size of the sink works very well for our family and having a water filter at the sink rather than in the fridge is a nice feature.  My husband is really enjoying the new appliances, especially the in-door ice-maker.”

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