Family Lifestyles have changed over the years and now open kitchens/great rooms allow a family to enjoy time together. This 1979 home had a previous kitchen remodel in the late 1990’s, but it was one of the few spaces that didn’t work for the new homeowners. The kitchen was separated from the family room and felt cramped when cooking. The cook-top in the island also cut down on needed counter-top space and there wasn’t a snack area for the growing family.
This is how we helped open up the space for the family:
- Load bearing wall between the kitchen and living area was removed
- Entrance to the dining room was moved down, extending the range wall
- Matching prefinished maple flooring was found to extend the existing floor into the great room
- The island was rotated to follow the new traffic pattern of the kitchen
- Storage was added with pantries and message center near the garage entry
The kitchen now has expanded and flows into the family room creating a great space for the whole family!
(last 2 pictures before)