The kitchen and dining room in this 1960’s colonial were cramped and uncomfortable for any sort of large entertaining or crowd. With a small 3’ bump out along the back wall of the home, both rooms became much more spacious and useable. The kitchen addition allowed for a large center island and hearth cooking center as the focal point for the whole kitchen. While the expanded dining room, now allows room for a large holiday gathering, neighborhood card party or a group of kids after school.
The custom kitchen was designed with Omega Cabinetry, leathered granite countertops around the perimeter and Ceasarstone on the island. The custom hearth hood encapsulates a 36” Thermador professional gas range top that makes cooking a joy! Alongside the 36” built-in Subzero French door refrigerator a Thermador steam/bake oven and convection oven offer the homeowner tremendous cooking and baking options. Finally, the microwave drawer in the island makes quick warm ups easy for the 3 children.
Additionally, the kitchen was opened up dramatically to the home’s family room, creating an open feeling and central place for the family to gather. As you enter to the family room from the attached garage, the old laundry room was gutted and replaced with a beautiful mudroom with a locker for each child. The laundry room was then relocated upstairs by taking 5’ from one of the oversized bedrooms to create a highly functional 2nd floor laundry.
All in all, a small addition and some creative space planning updated this 50 year old home into a welcoming space with a central family hub.