Sometimes the layout of a kitchen when you buy a home isn’t ideal for your personal needs. That was the case with a Surdus Remodeling client in Alexandria, Virginia.
Feeling Closed In
The original kitchen had a parallel layout that included a stove and cabinets on the exterior side, with the sink and additional cabinets on the opposite wall, which also included a built-in closet. The kitchen was slightly opened into the living room, but the client felt like the wall with the sink blocked the view from kitchen into living room and wanted something more open.
We removed that wall and installed a supporting beam to create a flowing and open area. We also relocated the built-in closet to other exterior wall, creating even more open space.
Additionally, we replaced all the kitchen cabinets with new ones with a new partial wall some inches above the base cabinets’ height.
We also replaced the floor covering with new travertine tiles and updated most electrical circuits with LED recessed lights. We replaced the old applicances with a new stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and disposer and gave the kitchen a fresh coat of paint.
Now the clients are happy because the space between the kitchen and living room flow and make the home seem larger.