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2015 Contractor of the Year Award Winning Kitchen
2015 Contractor of the Year Award Winning Kitchen
Homework Remodels - Tri-lite Builders
Open concept kitchen - mid-sized modern u-shaped travertine floor open concept kitchen idea in Phoenix with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, multicolored backsplash, glass tile backsplash, black appliances, a peninsula and quartz countertops
2015 Contractor of the Year Award Winning Kitchen
2015 Contractor of the Year Award Winning Kitchen
Homework Remodels - Tri-lite Builders
Open concept kitchen - mid-sized modern u-shaped travertine floor open concept kitchen idea in Phoenix with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, multicolored backsplash, glass tile backsplash, black appliances, a peninsula and quartz countertops
2015 Contractor of the Year Award Winning Kitchen
2015 Contractor of the Year Award Winning Kitchen
Homework Remodels - Tri-lite Builders
Open concept kitchen - mid-sized modern u-shaped travertine floor open concept kitchen idea in Phoenix with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, multicolored backsplash, glass tile backsplash, black appliances, a peninsula and quartz countertops
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Tuscany Influenced Kitchen Design
Tuscany Influenced Kitchen Design
Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes
2011 NARI CAPITAL COTY FINALIST AWARD WINNER Project Scope-- The owners of this 1990’s colonial home were seeking to convert the existing space-constricted builder-grade kitchen into a generously-apportioned Tuscan-style country kitchen with lots of natural light, high-end appointments and a warmly textured interior design concept. Among other features they sought a mid-room island that would house critical appliances, complete the work triangle and provide dining counter space for three. They also wanted to include a professional-grade gas range. Challenges-- Situated between dining room and family room, the existing kitchen was small and poorly planned. The sink faced a blank wall and the appliances were inadequate for the owner’s gourmet cooking ambitions. To create the desired footprint, the contractor, Michael Nash Design, Build & Homes, created a plan that called for consolidating square footage in several rooms adjacent to the kitchen. This entailed removing two load bearing walls– one between the kitchen and dining room, a second separating the kitchen and family room– and shifting loads to newly installed structural supports carefully concealed within the resultant “open” floor plan. To accommodate new appliances (and work efficiencies) called for by this radically altered space plan, the design located the new professional gas range and other key features in the footprint formerly occupied by the breakfast room, a change that takes advantage of opportunities for a higher cathedral ceiling, better natural lighting and greater space. Solutions-- With this space plan resolved, the design team could now eliminate a picture window on the west elevation, designing a new elevation to accommodate a stucco cooktop flanked by a pair of custom Palladium windows. A side elevation slider was replaced with a French door. Infrastructure considerations included introducing gas lines needed for the 48” Viking cooktop range and re-routing plumbing. The 5’ x 9’ granite-surfaced custom designed island includes the primary kitchen sink, a dishwasher, microwave and dining overhang that provided seating for up to four. On another wall, the design called for installing ceiling flush “beaded” display pantries with open bookcases, and routed-in plumbing for a water fountain, a faucet and an ice-making machine. Glazed maple and cherry cabinetry increased available storage by over 50%. A recessed space was also created for a built-in vertical wine rack. Style-appropriate terra cotta tiling with mosaic bordering detailing extends into the home’s foyer. Other finishing work elements include crown molding with rounded turn posts and corbels.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Echelon Custom Homes
Inspiration for a timeless u-shaped kitchen remodel in Philadelphia with granite countertops, blue backsplash, subway tile backsplash, shaker cabinets, beige cabinets and paneled appliances
Create Open Floorplan by removing a load-bearing wall
Create Open Floorplan by removing a load-bearing wall
Kade Construction, Inc.
Removed load bearing wall between kitchen and hallway/pantry, to create an open floorplan. Now there is room for the kitchen table to open to seat 8 people.
Create Open Floorplan by removing a load-bearing wall
Create Open Floorplan by removing a load-bearing wall
Kade Construction, Inc.
Removed load bearing wall between kitchen and hallway/pantry, to create an open floorplan. Now there is room for the kitchen table to open to seat 8 people.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Schrader & Companies
This property was purchased by a lovely empty nester couple that was looking for a home that offered primarily one level living. This late 1950’s rambler was outdated with sight line issues and included a claustrophobic kitchen that was separated from the main dining room. One of the challenges we encountered was figuring out a way to create an open floor plan with good sight lines while removing the structural obstacles including a supporting wall and a stand alone island that was too large for the size of the kitchen. In addition, we needed to add cabinets which would allow the kitchen to remain functional, open. We had a fairly small kitchen footprint and 8 ft. ceilings, which meant we had to be very strategic with our takeaways and additions to room. To remove the load bearing wall and open up the kitchen to the dining room, we cut the roof trusses and installed a beam flush with the ceiling. The two structural posts were designed into the cabinet façade to appear as a design element as opposed to a structural element. We designed short upper cabinets with glass against the 8 ft. ceiling to achieve the sight lines and open feeling the homeowners desired. New custom built cabinets were installed and finished with a custom oil rubbed glaze. A glass tiled backsplash, granite countertops, and Brazilian Cherry flooring upgraded this dated space into the modern upscale look the designer envisioned. We also removed the center island and added a smaller “floating” island on wheels that made the kitchen space more open and functional. Once the partition walls came down, the owners saw the designer's vision as a spacious, flowing floor plan centered on an elegant kitchen with a quaint lounging area flanked by a functional family room, living room, and dining room. By creating a functional design within the original exterior walls this allowed our client the ability to add detailed finishes and upgrade materials and still within their original budget.
Main Level Remodel
Main Level Remodel
Schrader & Companies
This property was purchased by a lovely empty nester couple that was looking for a home that offered primarily one level living. This late 1950’s rambler was outdated with sight line issues and included a claustrophobic kitchen that was separated from the main dining room. One of the challenges we encountered was figuring out a way to create an open floor plan with good sight lines while removing the structural obstacles including a supporting wall and a stand alone island that was too large for the size of the kitchen. In addition, we needed to add cabinets which would allow the kitchen to remain functional, open. We had a fairly small kitchen footprint and 8 ft. ceilings, which meant we had to be very strategic with our takeaways and additions to room. To remove the load bearing wall and open up the kitchen to the dining room, we cut the roof trusses and installed a beam flush with the ceiling. The two structural posts were designed into the cabinet façade to appear as a design element as opposed to a structural element. We designed short upper cabinets with glass against the 8 ft. ceiling to achieve the sight lines and open feeling the homeowners desired. New custom built cabinets were installed and finished with a custom oil rubbed glaze. A glass tiled backsplash, granite countertops, and Brazilian Cherry flooring upgraded this dated space into the modern upscale look the designer envisioned. We also removed the center island and added a smaller “floating” island on wheels that made the kitchen space more open and functional. Once the partition walls came down, the owners saw the designer's vision as a spacious, flowing floor plan centered on an elegant kitchen with a quaint lounging area flanked by a functional family room, living room, and dining room. By creating a functional design within the original exterior walls this allowed our client the ability to add detailed finishes and upgrade materials and still within their original budget.
Load Bearing Wall Removal
Load Bearing Wall Removal
Affordable Home Concepts LLC
Example of a minimalist kitchen design in Atlanta
Dining-Kitchen
Dining-Kitchen
Equinox Architecture Inc. - Jim Gelfat
Dave Teel Photography
Inspiration for a modern dining room remodel in Portland
Minneapolis Kitchen
Minneapolis Kitchen
Excel Builders
This kitchen remodel is located in Minneapolis Metropolitan Area, was a split level home built in the 1960s. This remodel was a complete redo of the kitchen, along with removing a load bearing wall to open the kitchen and the family room up. Hardwood flooring was installed on the main floor, new cabinets were installed, Cambria countertops were installed, new appliances, lighting, and etc.
Alexandria Timeless Kitchen Addition
Alexandria Timeless Kitchen Addition
Erin Hoopes
An exterior addition was added to this house to add space to the kitchen, family room, and master bedroom above. The new space incorporated a load bearing beam hidden behind columns and custom cabinetry to span the new space. Unique plumbing challenges were met with a seamless subway tile backsplash and custom depth spice storage bellow. Slide in range, open glass refrigeration, and convection microwave still met the clients updated needs. The coffered ceiling blend the new family room into the kitchen while hiding the load bearing elements. Overall the new timeless design blends with the couples existing furnishings while allowing them to entertain guests and family. Photos courtesy Greg Hadley Construction: Harry Braswell Inc. Kitchen Design: Erin Hoopes under Virginia Kitchens
Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen
RIKB Design Build
This project involved re-working the existing interior layout to give the home a new, open concept floor plan, breaking up the feeling of four separate rooms on the first floor. We met our clients’ needs through the following: We built a designated area for their three kids to enjoy snacks and do their homework after school. There are three regular cooks in the home, so an open space was created that was suitable for 2-3 chefs to work comfortably. Because the clients love to look up new recipe and meal ideas, a separate desk area for their computer, with internet access, was created. We incorporated clients’ love of the bead board look within the cabinetry. We incorporated an accessible and aesthetically pleasing three shelf built-in space within the island to store cookbooks and other belongings. Improved previous interior lighting by adding three hanging lights over the island, updating ceiling lighting and building French doors in the dining room space. Made the kitchen open to the living room so family and guests can continuously interact. Spice storage was a concern, so we built a four row pull-out spice rack near the stove. New kitchen appliances were creatively incorporated that were not originally there. A total of four interior walls were removed to create the open concept floor plan. We faced a constraint when we had to install a structural LVL beam since we removed a load bearing wall. We also met design challenges, such as adding pantry storage, natural lighting, spice storage, trash pull-outs and enough space to comfortably fit at least three chefs in the kitchen at a time, within the existing footprint of the house. The clients had waited 11 years for a new kitchen and they didn’t want to hold back on what they really wanted. The clients finally received a creative and practical kitchen, while still staying within their budget.
let the sunshine in - the family room
let the sunshine in - the family room
Bud Dietrich, AIA
Photography by Mike Kaskel
Family room - traditional family room idea in Chicago
1970's Split Level Kitchen Update
1970's Split Level Kitchen Update
B Brooke Interiors
This doorway was widened and the pass through added, in lieu of removing the (load bearing) wall. The perpendicular wall to the left contains the HVAC supply to the second floor. The decision to leave the load bearing wall and HVAC ducting (and walls) in place reduces the budget by roughly half. The appliance relocation and pass through allow for better traffic flow, more counter work space and more natural light in both spaces.
Connecticut Estate
Connecticut Estate
Crisp Architects
Photography by Rob Karosis
Elegant open concept family room photo in New York with white walls, a standard fireplace and a brick fireplace
Contemporary Kitchen; Hartford, VT
Contemporary Kitchen; Hartford, VT
Hitchcock Construction LLC
A beautiful contemporary style kitchen custom built in maple, complete with a double tap kegerator. Hitchcock Construction listened to the client's wishes, and worked within their budget to create this fabulous space. This job included completely replacing the existing floor system in order to level the 100 year old home, opening the kitchen to the next room by removing a 17' load bearing wall, as well as calling attention to the backyard's beautiful stone walls and gardens by the addition of a complete wall of windows. Hitchcock Construction acted as both the Designer and General Contractor in order to ensure the level of attention to detail, that is required on a fabulous kitchen such as this.
Remove A Load Bearing Wall for An Open Room
Remove A Load Bearing Wall for An Open Room
R A Jones, Inc., Building & Remodeling
AFTER - The "Great Room" effect is achieved by removing the load bearing wall between the kitchen and the family room and adding a kitchen island where the wall used to be.
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