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Ranzino/Shoudy Kitchen Remodel

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This project involved a complete gut of the home’s original cramped 1940’s kitchen in order to combine it with dining room. The extensive endeavor included: removing the wall separating the kitchen and dining room to combine the two small spaces into one large open room, updating the lighting & electrical, adding an all new much more functional layout with much needed additional counter space, adding all new cabinetry, adding commercial grade appliances, and adding new hardwood flooring to match the original flooring present in the rest of the home.

The clients were looking for a larger space - without adding additional square footage to the home - that was more functional and open, as well as a more informal meal preparation and entertaining space. By expanding the “kitchen” area of the room 4 feet into what was previously the dining room, we were able to give the clients a much more functional layout. We moved the range to the outside wall and added a large peninsula for food preparation. To add even move functionality to the space, we chose to move the refrigerator – which was squeezed in to the right of the sink in the old layout – to the opposite side of the room to allow for continuous counter space from the peninsula all the way around to the sink. In order to provide the clients with plenty of additional food storage, a large set of pantry cabinets were added opposite the peninsula for floor to ceiling storage.

Another area that allowed for a large addition of counter space and storage is the previously underutilized bay window at the rear of the kitchen. By adding cabinets to the area in front of the bay window, as well as an extra deep counter that includes a second prep sink, we were able to add a whole new area to the kitchen for prep as well as the perfect place for a bar area when entertaining – complete with an under-cabinet wine rack. This new area of counter essentially equals the available counter space in the kitchen prior to the expansion.

The cabinets that were chosen are constructed from maple wood with a dark ale stain and were provided by the Diamond Cabinetry Company. The granite counters are Santa Cecilia Classic and were the perfect choice to compliment the cabinet color, the stainless appliances, and the Jeffery Court white marble backsplash. Appliances are a commercial style in the GE Café line. Plumbing fixtures for both sink areas were provided by Grohe. Lighting was sourced from both Crystorama Lighting as well as Corbett Lighting.