When Castile Kitchen & Bath first met with these Eugene homeowners, their main goal was to open up the kitchen to the living room to create more space and togetherness with their family and friends. The Collier’s wanted an open-concept kitchen so they could easily watch the kids while cooking or easily entertain guests while they hosted parties. With the flow of the design, the open concept was also a great way to prevent traffic jams in a house full of people!
Achieving this open concept design required the removal of existing partition walls and closets. This change would require a large beam to be installed where this wall once was with a few posts to transfer the load the wall once carried to support the roof of the home. This was accomplished with the help of an engineer to ensure that the proper size beam was used and safety and code regulations were met.
Construction of a new wall near the patio door area was also required to accommodate the refrigerator, helping to create the ideal work triangle for a kitchen. During the design process, these changes were closely calculated to ensure they would accommodate the new kitchen design. The frameless maple cabinets in the color Ridgestone add a dark and rich contrast to the space. A custom microwave pantry unit and improved SuperSusan storage system were installed, creating extra storage space in this kitchen. The PentalQuartz “Cendre 3CM” countertops feature flat-polished edges and a matching 4” top-set backsplash, which help keep this space light and bright.
Another highlight if this remodel was wiring the entire house for the Alexa Smart Home System, allowing the homeowners to control lights, music, create shopping lists, and more – all simply by saying “Hey Alexa!”
All in all, the Collier family was extremely pleased with the outcome of the kitchen remodel and enjoyed every step of the design process.The kitchen was transformed to a bright, open, and airy space to enjoy family, friends and entertain!