2016 Remodeling Excellence Award

Winnetka Kitchen Remodel Wins Remodeling Excellence Award

Goes from a Peninsula to an Island

One of the main goals of this kitchen remodel was to improve the functionality of the kitchen. Overall, the family felt the space was too closed off and there wasn’t enough prep space. Wanting a new layout with an open concept feel, they were ready to trade-in their peninsula for an island.

“Open-concept kitchens are extremely popular,” said Normandy Designer Karen Chanan. “Many families prefer the flow of an open floor plan because it is better for entertaining. It also creates uninterrupted lines of sight and can allow for more natural light.”

Before the renovation, the kitchen and family room were adjacent, but separated by a peninsula. To create the open-concept that this family desired, Karen removed the peninsula and reconfigured the layout to allow for better use of the space.

“When it came to the layout, the homeowners were open to various options, but wanted to try and incorporate an island into the kitchen design,” added Karen. “In the end, we included an island with seating.  Relocating the range and the sink made room for a pantry and more countertop space.”

Ultimately, the removal of the peninsula allowed the kitchen and living room to become much more cohesive and unified.

Set up a time to talk with Karen to get started on a beautiful design and layout for your kitchen remodel. Or, register to attend an upcoming seminar to learn more about the remodeling process. You can also follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or look at the Normandy photo gallery for more award-winning designs and ideas.

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