In order to fit a large central island in this Pittstown, NJ kitchen, a large closet was removed and replaced by a counter depth refrigerator flanked by pantry cabinets with pull out trays.
The kitchen features distressed light maple cabinetry with a bronze glaze that matches the oil rubbed bronze Moen Brantford faucets located at the main sink and at the island’s prep sink. The bronze color can also be found in the island’s hammered copper undermount prep sink and in the veining in the Fantastic White granite counters. The main sink is a 30″ white fire clay farm sink by Barclay, which is flanked by legs on each side that also can be found on the sides of the cookbook storage bookcase at the end of the island.
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This homeowner’s first update to his home’s kitchen was a set of new appliances that included a Wolf gas range and hood. The challenge of this kitchen remodel was then to incorporate seating for six, a pantry closet, and all the recently purchased appliances which included a 36″ refrigerator as well as the 36″ Wolf range into a 10’x12′ room. The pocket door leading into the kitchen was first replaced with a trimmed opening to allow countertop outlets where the door had previously slid.
A former half wall that previously housed a card table and refrigerator was replaced with an island with seating for six, the sink and dishwasher and beautiful honey onyx pendant lighting. The fridge, microwave and pantry took up location where the range formerly resided and the range and hood were relocated to the area previously occupied by the sink and dishwasher.
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This Bridgewater townhouse kitchen bears no resemblance to it’s former incarnation, thanks to our kitchen remodeling process. Previously, a skinny hallway led into the narrow room, where an “L” shaped layout of dark cabinets filled two walls. The opposite side of the room was barren of cabinets and featured only a small bistro table and two stools.
Removing one wall of the “L” created an open floor plan, which then became filled with cabinets on both sides of the room. The sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and stove all were relocated to accommodate the new layout and a new peninsula seating area was created to create an eat-in kitchen. Open shelving for cookbooks, a pull out trash base cabinet and a large pantry cabinet were all added from the homeowner’s wish list to complete this stunning kitchen remodel transformation. Continue reading "Kitchen Remodel: Bridgewater Township NJ"
When asked about the goal of their kitchen remodel, these Milford homeowners’ dream was to be able to entertain and have holiday gatherings where everyone could fit in the same room together. The home’s first floor featured a typical 1950’s floor plan of small square rooms connected by single doorways to a long central hallway.
Adding new basement footings, lolly column support and a drop header spanning half the length of the house allowed us to remove three full walls. The resulting floor plan allows occupants of the kitchen, living room and dining room to all be able to converse and be within eyesight of each other. An entrance from the kitchen into the garage was relocated and a wall mounted kitchen radiator was converted into a toe kick heater to create a galley layout. Adding a peninsula on the end keeps guests and the family’s three children close by but outside of the work triangle.
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This family of six from Ringoes, New Jersey, was happy with the basic layout of their kitchen but wanted to add cabinets to an unoccupied third wall to increase storage as part of the kitchen remodel.
On the third wall, the center base cabinet was bumped out to add visual interest and the wall cabinets above received stacked glass fronts flanking open bookshelves with wainscoting. The wainscoting pattern repeats on the rear of the island and on the wood hood above the range.
Upgrading their 30″ stove to a 36″ Wolf range increased cooking options for the large family. The microwave that formerly occupied counter space was moved into the island to be more accessible for the children. The main sink was upgraded to an oil rubbed bronze Kohler farmhouse sink and additional plumbing run for a matching prep sink in the island. The dishwasher received a matching panel to make it indistinguishable from the surrounding cabinets.
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