As with the majority of kitchen remodeling projects, it all begins with an idea or vision. Our clients had just relocated to St Charles, Missouri. Both had been raised in the area and knew where they wanted to live and raise their family. They purchased an older home in St. Charles, which was previously occupied by the original owner.
The rooms were large and spacious and the property was on a quiet cul de sac with mature trees and a nice yard for their children to play. All in all, the house had good bones as they say, but they knew they would have to make some changes to fit their needs and lifestyle.
They envisioned a kitchen that would be part of the living space transitioning to the Family Room and the Dining Room, a place where people can gather. Walls were removed in order to achieve this flow from room to room. Enhancing the design, custom oak wood columns, which matched the existing trim, were added to create a cohesive balance and design element.Partnering with Liston Design Build, we were able to design a plan specific to those needs and within their budget.
The primary focus of the remodeling project was the “heart of the home,” the kitchen, a central living area for both family and friends. With small children, our clients knew that they would be spending a large amount of their time in this space.
A transitional designed kitchen was the desired look. Custom maple cabinetry in a natural finish blended with the new maple hardwood flooring which was installed the main living area of the home.
If you look closely, you will notice that there are no visible drawers in the kitchen design. Roll-out shelves were used to create the function of the drawers behind the cabinet door fronts complimenting the transitional design. Crown mold extending to the ceiling and stainless steel European cabinet pulls are the “jewelry” in the kitchen.
A large island serves as command central complete with a stainless steel under mount prep sink and pull-out faucet for added convenience.
The children’s drinks will be stored in the stainless steel and glass front beverage center at the end of the island.
Stainless steel appliances were a must and more importantly two dishwashers, a nice feature for a growing family.
The stainless steel gas cooktop along with the chimney style hood were relocated to the perimeter of the kitchen rather than the center of the island.
A two-fold decision, the new placement created a focal point when looking into the kitchen from the Family Room and it allowed for the island to function as an entertaining area instead of a cooking area.
The combination of custom maple cabinetry, polished granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, natural slate flooring, and an opaque glass backsplash complement each other and create the clients envisioned transitional design.
The end result’s a dream kitchen remodeled to fit their lifestyle in their new St. Charles home, open to the main living area! Transformed spaces, transformed lives.
If you are interested in remodeling a kitchen in a new or existing home, contact Liston Design Build, your home remodeling experts.