Kitchen by Home Rebuilders
Photos by John Umberger, courtesy of Real Images
When these homeowners moved from their home into the house next door almost two years ago, they knew they wanted to make some changes. They called on Home Rebuilders to gut the house and do some serious remodeling, and the kitchen was one of their biggest projects.
The old kitchen was small, dark and outdated. We knew we wanted the new kitchen to have a lot of cabinets and a lot of space, so we basically doubled it in size, one of the homeowners says.
Wanting to keep the kitchen bright and simple, the homeowners decided to stick with mostly white. Painting the island a contrasting black and topping it with a white marble countertop created a strong focal point in the room while still staying with a simple color scheme. Since we didnt want to be tired of the colors five years down the road, we decided to stick to the basics, the homeowner says. The black tile backsplash above the range, one of the homeowners favorite parts of the kitchen, also adds interest. The hardwood floors help to give the room a cozy, homey feel.
Having an open kitchen was important to the homeowners, who have young children. Since the island faces out into the den, the parents can cook dinner while still keeping an eye on the kids. A built-in desk also helps keep the family close together. The kitchen is definitely our Grand Central Station, the homeowner says.
The homeowners tried to design their kitchen with visitors in mind. Weve found that everybody congregates in the informal rooms at parties, like the kitchen and the den, so we made those rooms roomy and accessible, the homeowner says. But its also a great place just to be with family.
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