Our clients wished to expand their kitchen into the family room to create a wide open space where the family could hang out and entertain. They envisioned a seamless transition that would facilitate traffic flow throughout the area. For us to accomplish this required the removal a load-bearing wall between the kitchen and family room, a structural engineering feat in itself!
The spacious new kitchen offers an abundance of workspace with multiple prep zones. The layout includes both a sizable central island, as well as a peninsula with an overhang where stools may be pulled up to the counter. The gorgeous Ice White Blue granite countertops help brighten the space. We also added several tall windows to the exterior wall of the new kitchen/living area. These let in plentiful natural light and create a strong connection to the backyard, enhancing the supervision of children playing outside. Beautiful new oak wood flooring, finished with Tibma’s three-coat system, unifies the kitchen/living area. This is where our clients now spend most of their time together.
The downstairs half bath was removed from its original location in the family room and given a private entrance from the new mudroom. Porcelain tile designed to look like slate provides the mudroom floor with an attractive, yet durable surface.
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