Thursday, October 11, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel


The Challenge
Achieving a plan that encompasses both a casual farmhouse feel but offers enough space for a large family who loves to entertain.

The Key
Creating a larger amount of space using what's available, adding in areas for storage, al the while seamlessly integrating a farmhouse look that would flow with the rest of the home. 

How did we do it?
Lots of planning with the homeowner.
The most important part of this entire process is to make sure our client received everything she wanted and everything she needed. While also anticipating what I knew she would want, even after the project was complete.

The Goal was to make sure the kitchen would be a workhorse for this family.

Using a combination of surfaces as kitchen countertops.
Wanting no fuss or worry, we selected a concrete countertop for the island, combining visual excitement with low maintenance durability. The homeowner was looking for something that could resist chipping and scratching, and she was partial to the concrete.
How could I say no? It was the perfect choice.
Instead of keeping with the concrete throughout the kitchen, we decided to create a perimeter using Cambria's Bradshaw Waterstone collection. Like concrete, the stone is stain resistant and maintenance free. 
Exactly what a large family with children needs.
We also added the subway tile to give the eye a place to rest.
We also added a brick wall.
The house is old, and during the demolition, we uncovered a couple other interior brick walls where additions had been built. We added a little character while keeping with the homes true form.

Space saver.
Ensuring the homeowner's happiness, we included a barn door, which provided a saving grace in space for
 the pantry and fit the aesthetic.
A Win-Win!

Now to tie it all together.
Adding an eye-catching fixture, to truly bring this farmhouse kitchen together: a wooden beam.

This homeowner went from small and dark, to a beautifully airy and spacious kitchen that not only transitions well into the rest of the house but met each of her needs and her wants.
Colorfully yours,