Red House Remodeling Blog

September 15, 2020

Sophisticated Style Enhances Home’s First Floor

With a coveted location and great open floor plan, this couple wanted to rework and update the space to match their style while blending the new finishes with existing trim and mill work. The result includes vertical grain cabinets in two finishes, intense white counters with a modern concrete finish, a stone fireplace and sleek powder room vanity. The concrete finish is not easy to create without the help of some new concrete block making machines which our team purchased especially for this job. It gives a simple yet industrial look to the kitchen and the style is definitely growing in popularity.

Prior to the remodel, this kitchen was finished with golden oak and had a bi-level peninsula off the back wall as well as a bi-level island. Through the collaborative design process, the homeowners settled on a large L-shaped island that would provide plenty of prep space and seating for four. The island is also home to a beverage fridge adjacent to the family room.

Before, the peninsula blocked the flow of the kitchen. Without the peninsula, there is a clean walkway through the kitchen to a comfortable seating area where the couple can relax with a cocktail and look out at their tree-lined backyard. The perimeter cabinets are stained deep harbor grey to contrast with the island cabinetry.

Previously, the first floor powder room opened onto the kitchen, which isn’t ideal. Fortunately, we were able to relocate the powder room off a hallway by stealing room from a closet. The result is more privacy for the bathroom and a well-placed home for the refrigerator and wall ovens.

The remodel also involved a new fireplace feature to match the home’s new aesthetic. The new fireplace is a sleek horizontal design surrounded by dry-stacked stone. Natural wide-plank oak flooring flows throughout the first floor uniting the space. We had to find a Gypsum Construction company that could level the floors out before adding the oak tiles. The floors were very uneven!

The half bath has a new location and a new look with a crisp floating vanity and black fixtures. And a furry friend peeking out of a picture to make sure everyone washes their hands!

We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with these homeowners and especially thankful they allowed their home to be on the 2020 Tour of Remodeled Homes.

Wondering how we can help you love YOUR home? Contact us for a free consultation or attend one of our upcoming Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Seminars.

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