KILDEER KITCHEN REMODEL
KITCHEN REMODEL OVERVIEW
Our clients came to us looking to transform their Kildeer kitchen into a space that better reflected their personal style and was more functional for their young family.
The current floor plan had a large fireplace that closed off the kitchen to the family room. With young kids, it was important to be able to watch their children from the kitchen, so we knew the fireplace wall was the first thing that had to go.
With an open floor plan, we were able to create a more functional kitchen layout that flowed with the rest of the main floor. Being so open to the rest of the home, we felt it was important to give every wall a wow factor.
The decorative wood hood over a custom tiled inlay, white porcelain apron sink with decorative wall sconce, and oversize island complete with box columns and double sided cabinetry were just a few ways we achieved this.
KITCHEN DESIGN OBJECTIVES
BEFORE THE KITCHEN REMODEL
This existing Kildeer kitchen is dark, dull and closed off. The soffits close off the space even more and make the ceilings feel short. The overall kitchen is also lacking in lighting.
Within the soffits are can lights with black trims, which aren’t allowing light to flow throughout the space, but simply casting shadows on the cabinets and countertops, and a central fixture in the space is simply not cutting it.
KITCHEN DESIGN CONCEPT
We wanted to create a fun, functional design for this young family that was both classic, yet current.
We opted for a variety of different tones and textures throughout our materials to add visual interest from top to bottom. While we wanted the kitchen to feel light and bright, we also knew we didn’t want to stick with the common white kitchen.
A soft gray painted cabinet kept the kitchen open and bright. We fell in love with Riverrock stain and felt it was a great pairing with the perimeter cabinets. We also added texture, color and pattern throughout the countertop, marble backsplash and decorative range inlay. Black light fixtures and hardware were the perfect compliment to pull the entire space together.
DURING THE KITCHEN REMODEL
Once we eliminated the wall with fireplace, the new kitchen immediately felt brighter. The space now had open sight lines and allowed natural light from the family room to flood throughout.
Newly added can lights help to flood the space with more functional lighting. Decorative pendant lights and sconces are roughed in and will later be installed to give additional light layering and also add some personal flair.
Upon completion of demolition, rough plumbing and electric, new hardwood floors were feathered in, and would later be sanded and stained for a cohesive look.
MATERIALS IN THIS KITCHEN DESIGN
Shiloh semi-custom beaded inset cabinets, Maple painted Repose Gray perimeter, Select Poplar stained Riverrock island, on Newhaven Door Styles.
Silestone Quartz countertops in Calacatta Gold.
2 1/4” Red Oak stained in Jacobean
3×6 Brushed Oriental White Marble with Walker Zanger Sterling Row Chesterfield Linen picture box over range
Top Knobs Lydia pulls and knobs in matte black