Who lives here
Craig and Linda have lived here for 17 years!
Obstacles and Opportunities
By swapping the island for a peninsula and replacing the carpet and tile with engineered wood flooring, we created an open floor plan with two distinct spaces.
Practical kitchen with classic style
Craig and Linda have lived in their 1997-built, two-story home for 17 years. They love their home and neighborhood and came to New Spaces hoping to update their kitchen to reflect their style and needs. Because Linda runs a daycare center in the basement, all the finishes in this renovation had to be extremely kid-friendly.
Before: The central island created congestion
After: a functional unified space
By swapping the island for a peninsula and replacing the carpet and tile with engineered wood flooring we created an open floor plan with two distinct spaces. After updating the cabinets and countertops, this 1990s kitchen looks timeless.
Step one of this 1990s kitchen remodel: lose the honey oak
The location of the sink, stove and fridge worked for this family, and there was plenty of storage and counter space. But they were tired of the honey-oak. We replaced the cabinets with two courses of maple Countryside cabinets. The lower cabinets have a dark stain that lets the natural wood grain show through, while the upper cabinets are paintedwhite to coordinate with the appliances and keep the space feeling open and light.
The peninsula is the perfect solution for this kitchen. While the old island had room for storage, its central location meant that there was no space for seating. With the center of the kitchen open multiple people can cook together. Deep drawers with a modular organizing system keep the dishes uncluttered.
Super awesome super pantry
Next to the refrigerator is the new super pantry. Super spacious, super large, super organized, super awesome! Not only is there plenty of room for dry goods and infrequently used dishes, everything is easily accessible.
Hanstone Quartz countertops are beautiful and durable. These light countertops compliment the subway tile backsplash perfectly. An accent stripe adds interest and personal charm to the space. Linda and Craig decided to go with a full-height backsplash. This growing trend is fashionable and functional. A taller backsplash protects the wall behind it from moisture and unattractive stains.
Family and powder rooms get the wood treatment
With a new fireplace and engineered wood floor, the family room and kitchen feel more connected. Unified flooring between all the rooms makes the space feel larger and more inviting.