The Kitchen Remodel: Gallery
Compared to the original kitchen, the new one has a much more efficient layout. Without the hallway door, the kitchen is no longer a high traffic area. It is a small room, but there is enough space for a couple people to work comfortably without tripping over one another. It is not an open concept kitchen nor is it an eat-in kitchen (unless you count eating over the sink). It is purely a cook’s kitchen and it functions well in that capacity. Since the kitchen was finished in 2009, we have never second-guessed the design. There is nothing that we would consider doing differently in terms of layout. And we are also happy with the materials we chose. The room is simply beautiful.
Lighting for the kitchen is provided by recessed 4 inch GU10 fixtures. We replaced the halogen lights with more efficient compatible fluorescent bulbs. The fluorescent bulbs were changed out in 2014 in favor of LEDs. The hood vent provides two levels of lighting over the stove. Under the counter lighting is provided by fluorescent fixtures.
Project completed by professional contractors May 2009. Plans were drawn up by an architect. General contractors took care of the demolition, framing, drywall, flooring and backsplash tile, electrical and painting. Custom cabinets were fabricated and installed by cabinet maker. Granite counter top was measured, fabricated and installed by granite specialist. In-floor heating was installed by HVAC contractor.