KITCHEN REMODELING IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
Our clients Bill and Jenny have considered a kitchen remodeling project in their Arlington Heights home for many years. With grandkids visiting often, hosting numerous events and gatherings, and Jenny’s love for baking and cooking, their home was not functioning like they needed.
They wanted to be able to feel like they could see all of their guests without having to go to another room. There were a few different proposed floor plans and ideas that were evaluated before coming to a final decision on their layout. Their main goal was to open up their kitchen, dining room and living room so that they could do the entertaining they had hoped for, while maintaining their budget.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS KITCHEN REMODEL OBJECTIVES
BEFORE THE KITCHEN REMODEL IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
The old Kitchen was closed off to other areas of their home, especially the dining room, which made it hard for them to entertain. They struggled to extend their table to the length they needed, so they could accommodate their guests when they host parties.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS KITCHEN DESIGN CONCEPT
With the kitchen being completely open, but long and narrow, we optimized the exterior wall to house the main kitchen sink and range.
The double kitchen islands made so much sense in their layout. It allows the homeowner to have multiple ways to get around their kitchen, without having to walk around what could have been a very long island. It also functions very well for hosting large gatherings in their home.
Jenny also needed a place to house and display her many cookbooks, which was incorporated into the end of the seated island. The refrigerator wall was a creative custom design that created the look of full height cabinetry, when in reality the open arched shelf disguised their header.
The dining room cabinetry created a beautiful visual at the end of their open concept home. We created a design that housed their serving pieces below and elevated the look by adding decorative glass cabinetry above where they could display their nice dishes and sentimental items.
We removed the old railing that was in their kitchen overlooking their family room. We replaced it with a beautiful storage cabinet that would house toys and games for their grandkids.
DURING THE KITCHEN REMODEL IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
FURTHER KITCHEN REMODELING DETAILS
The soffits and walls were inspected prior to finalizing plans and ordering materials to assure feasibility. The wall between their kitchen and dining room was non load bearing. It did have a return vent that needed to be rerouted, but in perspective, it was an easy removal.
With a creative design on the refrigeration wall, I was able to disguise the look of their header within the cabinetry and make it look purposeful. We also opened up the wall between their Dining Room and Living room in which was load bearing. It was a 5’ walkway that we increased to a 10’ opening by installing a new dropped LVL header.
The removal of that wall required us to reroute supply and return vents running to the second floor. Without any rework on the second floor, I was able to find a solution. We removed the railing between their kitchen and family room in which were at different floor levels.
MATERIALS IN THIS KITCHEN REMODEL
Perimeter – Shiloh semi custom, Inset style cabinetry in Polar White painted finish
Island – Shiloh semi custom Inset style cabinetry in Repose Grey painted finish
Dinning Room – Shiloh semi custom beaded Inset style cabinetry on Alder wood species finished in White Sands
Sonoma Tile – 2×8 Penthouse Crackle Ceramic tile
Stone Impressions – Chapman Almond on Cararra
Oak hardwood flooring
Leyton Pull in Satin Bronze