The homeowners wanted to reface the cabinets so the budget would allow for some built-in specialty cabinetry, design upgrades and granite countertops. They needed to accommodate a big room with lots of natural light—going darker would enhance the room visually and warm it up.
Since they were keeping with the same footprint—it just made sense to reface the cabinets instead of replacing considering the cabinets were in great condition. The space definitely falls into the “work-triangle” category that lends to the perfect food preparation setting. Additionally, they wanted to keep the hardwood oak floors in tact--that really lends to the comfort of the room.
- Reface existing cabinetry and countertops.
- Create a specialty furniture- like piece that will add an old world charm
- Replace two cabinets
- Warm the room with natural materials; wood and stone
- Keep budget in check
Kitchen Design Summary:
- Refaced cabinets in cherry wood
- Granite countertop – 2 colors enrich the room
- A new hutch—in an eclectic color that compliments the cherry.
- Make the island 2-tier for eating and meal preparation.
- Crown moulding
- Decorative split-legs flanking the shelving over-sink.
- Stainless steel sink-double bowl.
- Desk area for additional projects and storage
- Roll outs for easy reach
- 2 replacement wall cabinets to create a designer step-effect
Cabinets Main: - Wood: Cherry - Stain Color: Corodan on cherry - Door Style: CRP-10 Panel Raised - 75 door & 14 drawer units - 15 False fronts Total: 104
- Countertop: Granite
- Verde Peacock
- Tunis Green (On hutch)
- Bevel edge
- Undermount Stainless Sink-RS-22 – Double bowl Hardware:
- Roman bronze knobs/pulls
Specialty hutch - Euculyptus stain/Tunis green granite counters - Desk area - 2-tier extended island - Glass Doors: 2 - Plain Glass with Paned panel - Blumotion® “unslammable” drawer glides. - Custom crown moldings - Matching desk area - Matching wood kickplates
Internal Add-ons: - 2-Bin garbage pull out - 1 Lazy susan - 1 Spice Rack - 3 Pot drawers - Roll outs
Unusual Constraint 1:
The customers agreed that that the room needed a focal point. After discussing for a while, they agreed to mimic the arch in the ceiling somehow.
To create height, we took out 2 cabinets. One above the sink and one over the oven. We decided with all the dead space up there, the area needed to bring the eye up and admire the vaulted ceiling.
The build-in shelving, flanked with roman mini-legs and beadboard for the back draws the eye as you walk into the room. It just grounds the whole room now.
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Wildly different price estimates across companies coupled with a general misunderstanding of the individual elements that factor into total cost put off homeowners. In fact, many home renovators see refacing as nothing more than “gluing” veneer to surfaces and firmly believe that such a simple task should be cheaper than it is.