Toby Weiss

Crestwood, MO Expanding a Kitchen into a Great Room

1960s ranch home in Crestwood. With the kids off to college, they wanted to make the home more inviting and have amenities they’d always longed for. Like a large master bathroom, and an open kitchen with a breakfast nook with fireplace, a covered back porch for outdoor entertaining. Loving the area, they plan to stay in the home for the longterm, so why not transform a home that served them well into the home they always wanted?

To get a large master bathroom with laundry room AND a fireplace in a kitchen seating area, a room addition on the rear of the home creates the extra space. To get the free-flowing open floor plan of the public rooms, walls were removed.

This created a giant canvas on which to paint a new kitchen! Across from a wall of ovens and pantry is an L-shaped cooking station, with bar seating on the dining side so everyone stays in the picture. And to keep everyone happy while staying clear of cooking, a beverage bar with sink, refrigerator and glass-front cabinets fills the opposite end of the kitchen.

In the corner of the kitchen and dining area is now a wood burning stove nestled into a cultured stone hearth and walls. Plop down in the two easy chairs to warm yourself by the fire, or spread out at the dining table, or sidle up to the bar… the kitchen area is now a great room that accommodates the needs of many people at one time. And it’s gorgeous!
Project Year: 2016
Country: United States
Zip Code: 63126
Others who worked on this project: Jillian Brinkman, Mosby Building Arts
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1960s ranch home in Crestwood. With the kids off to college, they wanted to make the home more inviting and have amenities they’d always longed for. Like an open kitchen with a breakfast nook with fireplace. Loving the area, they plan to stay in the home for the longterm, so why not transform a home that served them well into the home they always wanted? To get a large master...More
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Removing walls that separated dining from kitchen and kitchen from family room created a giant canvas on which to paint a new kitchen! Across from a wall of ovens and pantry is an L-shaped cooking station, with bar seating on the dining side so everyone stays in the picture. And to keep everyone happy while staying clear of cooking, a beverage bar with sink, refrigerator and ...More
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2 solar tubes bring in plenty of light, even on cloudy days. The tan, brick set ceramic tile backsplash coordinates nicely with Cambria quartz counters in Bellingham. Across from a wall of ovens and pantry is an L-shaped cooking station, with bar seating on the dining side so everyone stays in the picture. And to keep everyone happy while staying clear of cooking, a beverage b...More
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The white-finish cabinets are from Showplace, made of paint-grade wood with a Summit door style. The cabinet hardware is Amerock Inspiration in flat black. The pendants are Elk Lighting Twister in polished chrome. The countertops are Cambria quartz in Bellingham. The black-finish undermount sink is Elkay Harmony, with a Grohe Ladylux faucet in stainless. Toby Weiss for Mosby...More
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A nice feature tucked into the cabinetry of this Crestwood, MO kitchen remodel is a bookcase. A large microwave oven stacks above the wall oven, next to the stainless steel refrigerator. This bank of cabinetry also serves as a pantry. Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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A large microwave oven stacks above the wall oven, next to the stainless steel refrigerator. This bank of cabinetry also serves as a pantry. White cabinets are by Showplace. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl. Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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One zone of the kitchen is a wet bar, also referred to as their beverage bar. With a black Elkay Gourmet undermount sink and a mini-refrigerator, it keeps everyone in the house happy while keeping them out of the way of the cooking. Glass front cabinets create an inviting display case. Strings of LED lighting under the cabinets perfectly illuminate the quartz countertop. Toby...More
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One zone of the kitchen is a wet bar, also referred to as their beverage bar. With a black Elkay Gourmet undermount sink, Grohe Ladylux faucet and a mini-refrigerator, it keeps everyone in the house happy while keeping them out of the way of the cooking. Glass front cabinets create an inviting display case. Strings of LED lighting under the cabinets perfectly illuminate the Ca...More
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Removing walls and building a rear addition helped create this new seating area in the kitchen. Nestled into a cultured stone wall is a Natural Essence wood burning stove on a ceramic tile hearth. Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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A v view from the hearth seating area to the dining area which includes both a traditional dining table plus a bar-height seating overlooking the kitchen. Removing a load-bearing wall and part of a rear room addition created this warm, greatroom space where the family now spends most of their time. Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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A view from the breakfast bar shows how the kitchen is now open to the front room, with easy access on both sides of the oven-refrigerator island. Removing two walls made this open-plan great room possible. Pendant lights are Elk Lighting Twister in polished chrome. The countertop is Cambria Bellingham quartz. Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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A pull-out cutting board is one of the many clever storage features in this great room kitchen in Crestwood, MO. Countertop: Cambria Bellingham quartz Backsplash: Imperial Taupe Gloss London with a Sampson Mosaic Marble panel above the range top Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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The Elkay Harmony undermount sink has a semi-matte black finish, with a Grohe Ladylux faucet. Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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A bookcase and solar tubes add to the cozy, inviting feeling of this open-plan great room kitchen in Crestwood, MO. Toby Weiss for Mosby Building Arts
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