September 13, 2018

BLOG #2 of 3 IN A SERIES: COtY Award Entry:  Kitchen Remodel: $45,001 – $60,000  The building blocks of a kitchen renovation

Our team at Dover was honored by NARI with a 2018 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award: First Place, Kitchen Remodel ($45,001-$60,000), for this townhome kitchen renovation. For the next few weeks, designer and guest blogger Amy Tilow will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of this award-winning project. Enjoy the clean, contemporary design and ingenious space-saving amenities.

BLOG #2 of 3 IN A SERIES:

COtY Award Entry:  Kitchen Remodel: $45,001 – $60,000 

The building blocks of a kitchen renovation

Picking up where we left off in the last blog…

To create clean lines and maximize space within the kitchen, the soffits were removed, allowing cabinetry to run up to the ceiling to create a seamless sightline and the illusion of height. A new center island allows easy movement within the room.

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DURING: 

Notice the difference between the two spaces with, and then without, the soffits. Cabinets are set flush with flat crown moulding:

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AFTER: 

With the peninsula removed, the new island provides additional storage placed in unique ways and creates bonus seating for four on two sides.

BEFORE: 

AFTER: 

We used the angles of the room to our advantage by creating “hidden” storage in unexpected areas including a pasta drawer that opens from the side, pull-out drawers in cabinetry and horizontal doors.

 

The Schluter System was used to bring the new porcelain floor to the same height as the existing hardwood:

In our final blog in this series, I’ll walk through our design elements and fixtures that, together, complete the picture. Don’t miss it!

Amy Tilow

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