Expert Kitchen Designs, LLC
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In November 2016, one of my clients, whose North Arlington kitchen I designed in 2014, referred me to one his real estate clients who had just purchased a four story townhouse in Falls Church, Virginia. Our first meeting was conducted in the kitchen, which you can see in the "BEFORE" photos below. It was dark, a bit dirty, most certainly neglected, and without question the new homeowner wanted significant improvements. Here were the steps that we took in order to achieve the wonderful outcome: 1) We eliminated the built in pantry. This allowed to extend the functional footprint of the kitchen on the longest wall. 2) By doing #1 above, we were able to relocate the cooktop and built in oven from the short wall to the long wall. 3) We relocated the sink from the peninsula to the short wall where the old cooktop had been located. 4) We eliminated the peninsula, and instead created a fairly large island for storage, microwave drawer function, and casual seating. 5) At the end of long wall, we were able to install, in equal width dimensions flanking the Miele integrated refrigerator/freezer, a broom closet with door rack storage, and a Hafele pantry pullout. Other elements that made this kitchen much grander than it was: 1)Wolf cooking appliances in a contemporary form. The cooktop was installed so that its edges were flush with the surrounding countertop. 2)Miele integrated refrigerator with matching cabinet panel. 3)Miele "Futura" integrated dishwasher with matching cabinet panel. 4)Countertop and full backsplash "Arabis" engineered quartz for clean look and low maintenance profile. 5)Cabinets were made by my "go to" high quality supplier, Brubaker Kitchens Cabinetry who have a remarkable turnaround time of 3 to 4 weeks--which makes homeowners and contractors very happy, especially when they witness the quality first hand. Everything they construct is made from raw lumber. Everything comes off of the truck carefully "blanket wrapped". If issues are present upon inspection, they are addressed immediately by the factory with a very fast turnaround time-- which helps us to stay on schedule!
Project Year: 2017
Project Cost: $75,001 - $100,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 22046