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Open and Airy Kitchen Remodel

Large island with seatingThese empty nesters were looking for a larger, brighter kitchen with a better connection to the outside. Their current kitchen was dated and had a compact eating area. It was semi-open to the family room and only had one small window. They wanted a large, open area that allowed them to spread out and enjoy views of their entire yard.

Normandy Designer Vince Weber stepped in to help bring their vision to life. The kitchen was completely gutted and remodeled. In the process, an entire wall was eliminated, making way for a new addition. “The addition is loaded with windows to provide plenty of natural light giving them the views that they desired. A new seating and eating area was created for meals and entertaining – book club gatherings are a regular occurrence, so this was important,” said Vince.

Drawers in island for storage

The new updated kitchen has a transitional look. It boasts plenty of counter space for prepping meals and high end appliances, including two ovens (steam and regular) and an induction cooktop. The island is massive with plenty of seating for a quick meal, and drawers for storage giving it the look of a hutch.

“The materials in the kitchen are functional and beautiful,” said Vince. “They include a white cabinetry, patterned tile, subway tile backsplash ceramic backsplash, glass tile and quartz countertops. There’s even an appliance garage to hide the toaster and mixer. The white-painted cabinets have a glaze to add some depth and complement the dark stained island.”

When it came to lighting, we re-positionedall the can lights in the ceiling to provide even lighting. Decorative pendants also carry an aesthetic consistent with other spaces in the home. Skylights and windows in the addition also bring in an abundance of natural light.

Rev a shelf in kitchen cabinetThe new addition looks as though it was built that way to begin with. It consistently blends with all the finishes and architecture in the rest of the home.

This kitchen bump-out is exactly what this couple was looking for and is sure to please when entertaining or hosting family gatherings. Set up a time to meet with award-winning designer Vince Weber to talk about the possibilities for your home. Or, register to attend an upcoming workshop to learn tips and tricks to make your living space work for you.  You can also follow Normandy Remodeling on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or check out the Normandy photo gallery for more design ideas and inspiration.

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