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Expanded Kitchen Renovation


Customer Issues
  • After living in their home for 27 years the customer wanted to rethink the configuration of the first floor to improve utilization, functionality and efficiency.
  • The kitchen was as-built 27 years prior and was showing its age.
  • Although sufficient for a small gathering, the dining room was cramped for a larger gathering.
  • The formal living room was underutilized.
  • They liked the efficient set-up of the galley style kitchen, however a return counter limited access and mobility.
  • In general, they wanted a more open floor plan.
Bel Air Construction Solutions
  • This space was dramatically expanded by removing multiple walls. Support columns were necessary when removing the load-bearing walls. The resulting support columns were constructed with a design matching the cabinetry.
  • After achieving a more open floor plan to work with, cabinet and counterspace were maximized with cabinetry extending to the ceiling, a separate island, built-in bookcases and storage areas.
  • Cherry cabinets with dark granite and quartz countertops add to the richness in design.
  • Pendant lights and under-cabinet lighting brightened the general and working spaces of the kitchen.
  • The former formal living room was converted into a larger dining room and a hardwood floor was installed.
  • The renovated areas are tied together with a neutral-colored, ceramic tile floor consisting of different sized tiles laid in a distinctive pattern.
  • French doors with two active panels open to an adjacent deck that was converted into a screened-in porch increasing the amount of living space.