This design/build kitchen remodeling project brought the outdated and bulky 1970's ranch into the new Millenium to accommodate the homeowner's desire to entertain without walls.
Homeowner had two main remodeling objectives: be able to gather up to 20 people in and around her kitchen so that they can visit with her and help while she is preparing food: cabinetry to mimic a piece of French Country furniture she owned.
Remodeling included the gutting of the entire kitchen/dining room area, removal of a structural wall and replacement with concealed headers in order to provide a completely open kitchen-dining & living room space.
Additional remodeling touches includes a 5' x 6' island with a built-in gas range, down-draft exhaust system and a vegetable sink. Wall cabinets include "garages" and a storage/utility closet on each end.
Dining area is positioned between and open to both the kitchen and living room under new alcove that also provides two built-in china, utensil and linen storage cabinets.
While preparing her first Thanksgiving dinner in her new kitchen with all of her extended family she exclaimed in loud voice, YES!
Project earned a Regional NKBA Design Award.
Dimensions: 350 square feet