A Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

An integrated and comprehensive kitchen makeover will mean upgrades in convenience, unveil streamlined flow and practicality, and boost your home’s value.

With the removal of two walls, the 1920s farmhouse kitchen pictured here illustrates the impressive transformation of space, openness, and the creation of independent eating areas.

Let’s examine basic remodel components:

FLOORING

Hardwood or engineered flooring brings a cohesiveness to an open floor plan. Uninterrupted flooring from the living room to the kitchen gives an illusion of a larger space.

ISLANDS

Adding a center island, or peninsula, provides a central gathering area for the family. It can be a food-prep and cook space or transform for snacks and homework.

CABINETS AND COUNTERTOPS

Solid wood cabinets with soft-close doors and drawers are a must. Options range from painted, stained, lacquered and metal. Maintenance-free solid surface countertops include quartz, granite, marble, butcher block or concrete. Don’t be afraid to use different counter treatments on your island and surrounding cabinets!

LIGHTING

From the food-prep areas, sinks, ranges to the eating spaces, sufficient lighting is key. Mixing up the metal finishes are a fun idea to give interest and texture to the room.

PETS

Dogs and cats have become a very integral part of our families. Gone are those messy floors when a feeding drawer is incorporated in the design plans.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

• Trim is a distinctive design fundamental.
• Knobs and pulls are a statement in themselves.
• Your sink and faucet are like Astaire and Rogers — perfectly paired.

HAVE FUN

Fashion your new kitchen as the heart and soul of your home. Be creative!

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"An integrated and comprehensive kitchen makeover will mean upgrades in convenience, unveil streamlined flow and practicality, and boost your home’s value."