SOUTH BARRINGTON KITCHEN REMODEL
SOUTH BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS
SOUTH BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS
KITCHEN REMODEL OVERVIEW
This homeowner had been dreaming of remodeling their South Barrington kitchen for years. The time was finally right and they wanted quality above all else. Nothing beats the craftsmanship of the Amish cabinetry found throughout this design.
We removed a wall to open up the entry off of the garage and created an open concept butler’s pantry for entertaining and family gatherings. There were some unexpected challenges in this project with removing the wall. We uncovered poor structural framing as well as hidden HVAC feeding to the upstairs.
But with some flexibility to the kitchen design and creative problem solving, the end result and original intent of the design was accomplished. The timeless quality and aesthetic this kitchen displays will be enjoyed for years to come.
KITCHEN DESIGN OBJECTIVES
BEFORE THE KITCHEN REMODEL
The existing kitchen in this South Barrington home felt cramped and cluttered. The red walls were impacting the tranquil feeling this client hoped to achieve. There was not great function to the garage entry and as a result the wet bar was rarely used during entertaining.
Some of the appliances were inoperable and outdated namely the oven. Lighting did not suit the needs of the client either and felt old fashioned. While the workflow was ok in the current layout of the kitchen, minor changes were needed to refine how the space worked.
KITCHEN DESIGN CONCEPT
The existing floorplan worked for this client for the most part. Keeping the budget in line with their comfort level, removing the wall to the dining room was off the table. They wanted to update most of the appliances–given they were original to the home when they purchased it. They also had a tight space when they were walking into the house from the garage.
Originally, they were wanting to simply update that area, but in the end we decided on opening a wall up to give a much more inviting entry. Overall, the feel of the home consisted of a warmer palette, but we agreed the red walls had to go. The thought was to keep the wood trim as well, so we wanted to brighten the space without having to completely redo all the woodwork in the home.
DURING THE KITCHEN REMODEL
When we opened the wall we found HVAC that needed to be relocated to accommodate the proposed layout. We changed the plan for turning the corner with the backsplash. Originally, it was going to go half the way up and turn the corner, but once we started installing, both the kitchen designer and client decided to have it go all the way which was the right call.
MATERIALS IN THIS KITCHEN DESIGN
Silestone, Eternal Gold
WOW – Crafted, White 2″ X 10″ Matte Textured Subway
Key West in Matte Black
Blanco Siligranit, Metallic Gray
Oak hardwood flooring
Hinkley Lexi Pendant Light