Cue the existing kitchen:
Existing Floor Plan
- Huge Oversized Columns
The columns separating the kitchen from the main living space were HUGE. Not only were they grossly sized for the rest of the space, they took up much needed space for two small kiddos to run around. So they needed to be modified.
- Strange Floating Island
Between the two columns we had an island/sit down bar area. It was impeding too much into the living space and was awkwardly placed away from the rest of the kitchen and really just became an afterthought in the function of the kitchen. This had to be removed.
- Another Strange Floating Island
This one actually made a little more sense because it housed the cooktop. But, it was only as deep as the cooktop! Making cooking difficult and slightly dangerous.
- Dark & Aesthetically Unpleasing
The dark stained cabinets, black countertops and tumbled tile backsplash was not jiving with the new owner’s style. We needed this kitchen to be light, bright and open!
Existing Kitchen Photos
Open the kitchen up and provide a better work area /cooking surface as well as seating for four. Lighten up the overall appearance and update fixtures to a more modern look that reflects the client’s style. All keeping within the set budget.
New Kitchen Island & Column Layout
First was those big columns. We knew that they were not structural, but we were not 100% sure they could completely go away. When we opened them up we discovered one housed a waste pipe, which could be moved, but decided financially the best option was to leave in place. It did allow us to get the 17” columns, down to 8”. And that really started to open things up!
Also to conserve our monies, we opted to leave the gas line, cooktop and essentially that middle floating island in the same spot. We then added some new decorative island legs and stretched the new countertop out towards the living area to provide counter seating for four.
Existing Floor Plan
New Column & Island Detailing
Proposed Finish Selections
With just these simple changes it allowed us to not only get the kitchen to function properly with updated finishes, but it allowed us to do some other much needed modifications such as refinishing all of the hardwood flooring, as well as making simple updates to the stair railing and switching out the entire house with new lighting!
An updated open floor plan, light and bright, with counter bar seating for the entire family!!
Existing Awkward Double Islands
New Larger Island with Counter Seating
The power of paint!
Stairs before and after.
Taking the backsplash up the entire wall gave this quick renovation another layer of texture and made those ceilings soar!
Wishing our clients many happy years to come in their new home! Welcome to Nashville!!