If we had to choose a favorite space to remodel, it would probably be the kitchen.
Not only are kitchens the heart of the home, but a good kitchen design significantly impacts the everyday through both form and function.
Today, we’re sharing a kitchen remodel that is near and dear to our hearts. Featured in Episode 6, “Grand Kitchen Deployment,” of our Netflix show “Dream Home Makeover,” the transformation of this space highlights so much of what we love about residential design.
With closed off angles, dark tones, and limited counter space, the kitchen in our client’s home wasn’t working for them functionally or visually. Eager to complete their space before being apart during deployment, our clients dreamed of a light, bright, and open kitchen where they could cook, entertain, and be together.
After getting a clear idea of their vision, we couldn’t wait to help them create a space that would allow them to make more memories as a family before being apart.
Here are a few things we focused on to bring their remodel to life:
Adding and subtracting intentionally
One of the first things our clients mentioned to us when we started this project was that they wanted the space to feel more open. Their dining space, which they often used when they had family over, was separated from the kitchen with a wall in-between. We knew that knocking it down would reduce storage space, but we knew that creating a “window” between the kitchen and dining space would bring so much more light into the room, opening it up.
To create an open and spacious look that was still functional, we decided to remove everything that disrupted the flow from the angled cabinetry to the oddly placed appliances and install new cabinets and a giant island in the middle with more storage space.
In doing this, we were able to open up their space and bring in more seating through counter stools and a little corner dining nook with a built-in window seat.
"Good design is about adding and subtracting and being smart where you're choosing to do so. Even if you add more things to a space, by creating real uses for each area, you can make it feel larger."