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Before and After: Kitchen Remodel

Chirag P
7 years ago
This kitchen was untouched for more than 20 years, with only some soft remodeling and the replacement of appliances. Finally in 2014 this major project was undertaken. I designed the new kitchen layout to have a much better flow, which included the demolition of a wall adjacent to the dining room to accommodate the addition of a granite island and the removal of an exterior door. Very happy to finally have this project complete leaving us with a more modern and spacious kitchen; something that is important to many Indian households who cook most meals at home.

Comments (57)

  • houssaon
    7 years ago
    The peninsula makes a great landing spot to load the refrigerator, so it is a toss up if the stove would be better switched to the other side. I bet you love this new space. It looks like you put a lot of thought into it and it looks very good!
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    Elizabeth Verne Interiors
    7 years ago
    As long as you have counter space on either side of oven and fridge, oven is right where it should be.
  • Sue Strauch
    7 years ago
    Too dark for my taste, but a definite improvement.
  • Sharron Sinclair
    7 years ago
    love it, but what happened to the door?
  • lovelyv
    7 years ago
    and how did they relocate the air duct vent above the stove?
  • Sallie Cabrera
    7 years ago
    well done! love it!
  • Shea Joy
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago
    Ooooh, pretty. I hope they get some nice window coverings to go with the beautiful cabinets and counter. I like the angle of the peninsula. What an improvement the lighting is, too.
  • Cynthia Barela
    7 years ago
    like how the backsplash coordinates.What materials were used?
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    IN* D* Ex
    7 years ago
    Well done.
  • Carol Yocom
    7 years ago
    I feel like it needs under-cabinet lighting, although it may be there already but not turned on.
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    Destin4 Interiors LLC
    7 years ago
    Much better use of space, hopefully removing the door doesn't make bringing in the groceries a big deal. I only wish the ducts would've been reconfigured or hidden in the back of full height cabinets to eliminate the soffit.
  • giftslady
    7 years ago
    love the colors...stove should be under cooktop - not by frig imo - agreed concern on door
  • Tony Bettencourt
    7 years ago
    Boring....... and frankly quite ugly. Just my opinion.
  • Joan Hatch
    7 years ago
    Warm and cosy looking! A nice glass of red wine while your cooking would look great on the counter!. Enjoy your new kitchen.
  • Jaime Stienecker
    7 years ago
    I guess some peoples parents never taught them about courtesy. The new kitchen is much improved over the previous one. I'm sure many great memories will be created in this new space.
  • Charla Haggard
    7 years ago
    Love the cabinets, new flooring, countertops, and lighting. Stainless steel dishwasher would have been nice, but really it is all very nice. Big improvement. Looks like a job well done.
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    Sound Painting Solutions, LLC
    7 years ago
    Looks great!
  • Cheryl Lunetta
    7 years ago
    Wow - nice improvement. We are doing same right now.....small minor improvements until we take on the undertaking of new cabinets, backsplash, counters & flooring!!
  • Jane Fowler
    7 years ago
    Super!
  • Leslie Benfield
    7 years ago
    Great job! Hope to do something similar someday.
  • babzie933
    7 years ago
    Beautiful! You must love being in there now!
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    Brenda Rishea, Decorating Consultant
    7 years ago
    Excellent job! What did you use for flooring? Is it a laminate?
  • sherihoho
    7 years ago
    Where did the door go?
  • Cheryl Duguay
    7 years ago
    great transformation......what a beautiful addition to your home, HAPPY COOKING :-)
  • equicat
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago
    The after is beautiful but I have reservations about the refrigerator being right next to the oven. Is that not a problem?
  • tberry48
    7 years ago
    I liked the white, but it doesn't make sense to have the oven right beside the entry door. And I like the hardwoods better too. Still, I'm partial to the white.
  • Leigh Ann Hughbanks Koksal
    7 years ago
    Too dark, like the white better!
  • lorica
    7 years ago
    Very nice! Love what you did with the soffit.
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    Stamps Design Services
    7 years ago
    It looks wonderful! Using a lighter flooring and counters, contrasts nicely with the dark wood cabinets.
  • maryannfournier
    7 years ago
    Here's another $75K kitchen renovation on which the owners, in today's market, will see $48K additional to the value of their house. You have to do a kitchen because you want it and understand you will not get your full costs back in return. If the lights aren't on, I think this space would be dark.
  • ltrochford
    7 years ago
    My I ask about where cabinets came from? Very nice!!!
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    WineRacks
    7 years ago
    Looks great!
  • Pamela Langone
    7 years ago
    Looks fantastic
  • Kris Nemitz
    7 years ago
    How did you eliminate a door - do you move the door or do you have another way in, and where was that door leading to, the garage - just wondering how inconvenient it is to take the door out.
  • Susan
    7 years ago
    Why all the haters...it is a more functional, beautiful makeover, to the owner's taste. It's not my taste either, but it is very well done. As one person said, it is a great transformation!
  • capecod1960
    7 years ago
    Nice job. Would add some lights under the cabinets.
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    Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
    7 years ago
    What an amazing transformation of the space!
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    Oasis Tile
    7 years ago
    Looks beautiful, love the backsplash.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    To everyone asking about the door-- it was removed and replaced with a picture window. We wanted to keep the sunlight coming in from the east. The door exited outside in front of the garage.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @lovelyv - that air duct was closed since there is another one located directly above the sink. That same air duct line continues to rooms upstairs.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @CynthiaBarela - backsplash is made of individual natural stone tiles that came in different shades (not sure exactly of the name). We then asked our contractor to do that pattern
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @Destin4 Interiors LLC - removing the door wasn't a big deal. We barely used it because a few years ago we built a door that creates access from the house into the garage. Unfortunately ducts could not be moved.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @CharlaHaggard - thank you! We will definitely be looking to replace the dishwasher to stainless steel in the near future. Pretty easy to switch.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @BrendaRisheaDecoratingConsultant - yes it's laminate wood flooring purchased from Costco
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @lorica - thank you! With the old ducting in the house, there was no way to get rid of the soffit without major costs involved. We decided to have it covered with the same cabinet color to make it look like it's one continuous cabinet.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @maryannfournier - to be honest the cost of renovation was no where near $75K; even less than one-third of that. We definitely had a budget in mind and wanted to make it look as nice as possible without going too above and beyond.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @ltrochford after much hesitation we actually picked Ikea cabinets. Definitely was not a fan of their service from start to finish but we are happy with the product.
  • Chirag P
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    @KrisNemitz - we rarely used that door to begin with because it's location was inconvenient. Another door was created a few years on the same wall which has access to the garage instead of in front of the garage.
  • Rick Medeiros
    7 years ago
    Fantastic transformation!
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    KD Painting
    7 years ago
    New kitchen looks awesome. Great job!