An Open Kitchen Made for Family Gatherings

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Last updated on January 14, 2021

Our homeowners weren’t planning on a kitchen remodel but when their dishwasher stopped working and caused a great deal of flooding in the kitchen, they decided it would be a good time for a remodel. They talked to several other remodelers in the area but felt like we were the best fit for their needs. They met with Kelsey Kimble who couldn’t wait to help them achieve their dream open kitchen.

With a large family, our clients have a love of entertaining and hosting especially for holidays. Their previous kitchen had a wall blocking off the kitchen from the dining space. This was a pain when kids and grandkids were at the table conversing and our homeowners were in the kitchen cooking. They felt like they were missing out on valuable family time.

They expressed their largest priority in their new kitchen was to open up the space to easily accommodate more people and allow for easy communication from the dining area or living room.

Creating an Open Kitchen

Andy Gower and his team made the new design into reality. Their first step in creating an open kitchen was to tear down the wall between the kitchen and dining area. They then lengthened the wall between the kitchen and the hallway to accommodate more counter space and add a peninsula. The peninsula houses the kitchen sink as well as sitting.


They changed up the layout of the appliances to make the space more functional. The fridge is now along the back wall. A pantry cabinet sits next to the fridge providing extra storage space. Our homeowners were a little worried about having enough cabinet space when they took out the built-ins along the dining room wall but were pleasantly surprised that their new kitchen still has extra storage space. In fact, one of her favorite changes is the appliance garage in the corner where she can easily hide appliances that used to take up precious counter real estate.

An Updated Feel

While functionality was the key in their remodel our clients were just as excited to modernize their home. They wanted their kitchen to feel light and bright. We were able to provide that aesthetic through the soft white cabinets and beautiful Bianca Drift Caesarstone quartz counters. New picture windows also flood the entire space with natural light. Our homeowner really wanted the backsplash to be the wow factor in her new kitchen. She selected a beautiful mosaic tile featuring luminescent whites and golds. Classic light fixtures finish off this lovely new kitchen.

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Now our clients have a modern and sleek kitchen perfect for daily life and hosting family for bigger gatherings. By the end of the project, they told us their new kitchen was even better than the vision they’d had in her head!

Thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Contact Us to speak to a Schloegel expert.