About The Build
To create more working space in the kitchen, we expanded the kitchen into the previous laundry space. Then we converted the unused formal dining room into a laundry and craft room. In the new laundry room, we built walls to enclose the space and filled it with white painted maple cabinets including a desk area and a recessed, wall to wall storage cabinet. The room was then finished with a stacked washer and dryer, drop-in sink, and hanging space.
In the kitchen, we installed a seven-foot window to fill the space with more natural light. To increase the cabinet space, we installed rich maple-stained cabinets that extend to the ceiling and built a walk-in pantry with a pocket door for additional storage. We also redesigned the island, added a prep sink area, and finished the kitchen with new quartz countertops and matching quartz backsplash to give the space an updated and modern feel.
To tie the new, modern look of the kitchen and laundry room into the rest of the main floor, the previous golden oak colonial-style trim was replaced with mocha-stained craftsman-style millwork. We also replaced the previous kitchen desk built-in with an updated hutch and installed a matching custom built-in foyer bench. To create a standout feature for the main floor, a custom-built wood hearth and a white oak, split-face stone surround was added to the existing three-sided fireplace. Lastly, a wood and iron staircase railing was installed to add a final modern touch.