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Walls Come Down to Open Up the Kitchen


Customer Issues
  • The homeowners wanted to open up the kitchen to make it more functional and create a better flow
  • The home was built in early 1980’s and stuck there with partition walls segmenting the kitchen, dining room and family room spaces on the main level into a series of boxy rooms
  • Being recently retired empty-nesters, the homeowners were ready to make changes that fit their new lifestyle
  • The small kitchen had little counter and storage space
  • Two people working at the same time was not possible in the dysfunctional kitchen
  • Homeowners wanted more space for: cooking, storage, working, entertaining
  • In looking for a contractor the homeowners wanted a one-stop shopping experience delivered by a design-build contractor
Bel Air Construction Solutions
  • The 3D Design/Build process and renderings helped the customer visualize the possibilities and how the main floor of their home could be transformed into one unified area
  • To open up the kitchen, two partition walls were removed and plumbing and electrical runs were rerouted
  • The previously dysfunctional kitchen now has a prep-island with a sink, an eat-in area, and a counter with storage space and seating for three
  • Integrated into the counter between the family room and kitchen is a desk that functions a command center for the homeowner
  • Linen colored, handcrafted, DuraSupreme shaker style cabinets rise to the ceiling and are capped with two-piece moldings to brighten and make the space appear bigger
  • Enhanced storage is achieved by using a variety of bases, including drawer bases with 12 drawers, a pantry unit with roll-out trays, functional fillers for spices and towels, and an integrated trash/recycling center
  • Decorative end panels on the cabinetry and bases provide an enhanced finished look
  • Black pearl granite counters contrast with the linen cabinetry
  • Extremely durable Mohawk Revwood Plus aged copper oak floor coverings unify the space
  • Matching cabinetry and counters are used in the dining room to create a built-in china cabinet and beverage center