KITCHEN REMODELING IN DEER PARK, IL
Our long term clients hired us to provide a kitchen remodeling project in Deer Park, IL. They wanted it to be a reflection of their personality and their mid-century modern design tastes. Blending the old kitchen with the new, we removed a wall between the dining room and kitchen to open up the floor plan.
We relocated the sink, range and dishwasher in order to accomodate a large waterfall edge island and create additional island seating. Taking the homeowners entertaining lifestyle into consideration, we added a beverage fridge on the end of the island.
We incorporated added pantry storage by removing the laundry shoot, and created bench seating to keep a functional dining space for gatherings. The wood cabinetry and white countertops create a good foundation to add in pops of color and exciting elements like brass hardware, funky light fixtures and a faux brick accent wall to give this kitchen fun and playful design moments throughout.
DEER PARK, ILLINOIS
DEER PARK, ILLINOIS
DEER PARK KITCHEN REMODEL OBJECTIVES
BEFORE THE KITCHEN REMODELING PROJECT IN DEER PARK
The existing kitchen was small and dark. The cabinets were falling apart and were in disrepair. The soffits dated the space as did the lighting. Two different levels of flooring left a cumbersome transition from the dining room to the kitchen and the separating wall between the two created bad traffic flow for entertaining. The wall also cut off light from the dining room and left the kitchen with little natural light.
KITCHEN REMODEL DESIGN CONCEPT
The concept of this kitchen design was to recreate the ambiance that this homeowner had in one of his boutique retail stores. He and his wife loved mid-century and wanted the kitchen to fit that style, but also fit in to the more traditional style of the Deer Park home. Blending the two, we opted for rich timber wood for the perimeter, and puddy gray cabinetry for the accent with a classic shaker door style.
Taking down the wall in between the dining room and kitchen was a must to expand the layout of this project; as well as rework the crowded pantry and close off the laundry chute. Continuous flooring helps unify the newly combined spaces. Incorporating more seating beyond just at the island was achieved by creating a built in storage bench with flanking storage cabinets.
The brick tile above it and the beverage cooler located at the end of the island was a nod to the pub-like aesthetic that was also on the list for this beer-loving homeowner.
MATERIALS IN THIS KITCHEN REMODEL
Picket Glass Mosaic, Paloma Gray
Peerless Precept Matte Black Single Handle Pull-down Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer Function
Kuzco Lighting – MAESTRO 27″ Chandelier in Black and Gold
Red Oak hardwood flooring with custom stain