Susan was ready for an updated kitchen; she contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC with a list of desires for the new design. The galley style kitchen of her 1950’s home just did not meet her needs and failed to match the rest of the home’s interior which had been improved throughout the years. She requested a design be drafted for new cabinets, counter tops, flooring, windows, and wall and floor coverings.
What emerged from the design process was breath taking in comparison. The determination was made that removing an interior wall would leave the seemingly small room with a much larger feel. Color was the next component used to introduce change. The existing darker wooden colored linoleum and dark green painted cabinets lead to little distinction; the walls had been painted a lighter more neutral color. The designer elected to swap this palette completely; the new cabinets were finished with a light to medium tone, the ceramic tile floor utilized lighter earth tones, the walls changed to deep rich red lending to burgundy, and the new vinyl replacement windows were white to match the paint on the new trim.
Pot and pan drawers below the new five burner cook top was a great addition to the convenience factor. Storage in the remodeled kitchen was greatly increased by the new pantry integrated into the cabinetry. Frosted glass doors added some depth to the appearance as well.
Other enhancing features in the cabinetry included open shelving and an appliance garage. An lazy susan was integrated into the two lower corner cabinets. A pot filler was set into wall and tile back-splash for the cook top. Finally the stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel cabinet knobs and pulls, and chrome faucet all accented the gray tones in the solid surface counter tops.