Yellow Springs Home gets an Inviting Makeover
When we first met Melva, she was beyond ready to give her outdated kitchen a makeover. The kitchen and entry were part of an addition that was never really finished and felt very disconnected from the rest of the home with shorter ceilings and exposed exterior brick walls. We were more than happy to help fix the flow of Melva’s home and give her an aesthetic that was soft and welcoming.
The kitchen had a lot going on with it. There was actually a decent amount of space to work with, but the layout left the room feeling small and dysfunctional. The builder-grade cabinets were falling apart, the plumbing was in bad shape, and the electric was lacking.
We made so many changes it’s hard to know where to start with the explanation of work! We started by removing EVERYTHING. Our new layout involved centering the sink on the window, centering the range and microwave on the adjacent wall, and recessing the refrigerator by eating up a little space in what had been a doorway between the laundry room and kitchen. We furred out the unfinished brick wall so we could add electric for the new location of the range and microwave and added some much-needed outlets.
We installed linen white cabinets, taupe LVT flooring, gorgeous quartz countertops, and a honed marble backsplash to give the space a soft and welcoming feel. We added just a touch of warmth and contrast through the butcher block island top.
Custom shallow pantry cabinets offered easy-to-access food storage next to the refrigerator.
The laundry room was another space that wasn’t fully utilizing the usable real estate in the home. The desk area to the right of the door had become a landing zone for small appliances and other items that didn’t have a home elsewhere.
By removing the door into the kitchen and using that space to recess the refrigerator, we created two stations in the laundry room: one for the washer and dryer along with some cabinetry to store laundry detergent and necessities, and one for some built-in pantry cabinets to provide a concealed storage solution for out-of-season dishes, bakeware and small appliances as well as cleaning supplies and other household essentials.
Melva loved the original slate flooring in her entry but she wanted a storage solution that would provide her with a space for coats, jackets and shoes while keeping the space looking neat and tidy.
We built a custom closet space, complete with a storage bench and overhead cabinets to give plenty of landing space for hats, coats, scarves, gloves, and shoes.
Cabinets: York Linen, CC Home Remodeling
Countertops: Statuario Nuvo Quartz, Caesarstone
Backsplash: Botticino Marble Subway, Floor & Decor
Flooring: Smartcore Palisade Stone LVT, Lowes