At the initial meeting with our clients, they expressed their desire to convert their divided ranch kitchen and family room into an open concept space typically seen in more recently built homes. A new layout for the kitchen was designed by Gwen Adair.
Their home had that typical load bearing wall that divided the kitchen and family room areas, so an engineered beam was specified and then inserted through the garage attic wall area, where it was properly supported allowing the existing ceiling structure to be hung from it. Mechanical items were creatively relocated and away went the obtrusive wall! Cherry mission stained cabinets were installed along the perimeter capped by Zodiaq Warm Taupe quartz countertops. Cocoa brown stained quarter sawn oak cabinets for the island were topped off with Alaska White Granite to provide a unique contrast. A Wolf gas cook top along with an island style hood by Zephyr were installed for the main cooking area in the island. A combination of Samsung and Kitchenaid items were selected for both the new refrigerator and combination range/microwave unit.
We were able to obtain the same hardwood flooring to patch in the areas where the wall once stood and really tie the new open floor plan together. To complete the look, the clients chose modern lighting, backsplash, and cabinet hardware, which gave this look exactly what it was demanding. The end result was a beautiful & functional open space – exactly what the clients had envisioned.