When homeowners Josh and Serena contacted Castile Kitchen & Bath, they were ready to make some major changes to their kitchen’s design and functionality. To support their growing family, a few of Josh and Serena’s goals were to increase storage and kitchen workspace, and removing walls for more of an open floor plan. Finally, they wanted to add more light to their living space, creating a bright and joyful space to create lasting memories with their family.
Removing the wall that separated the kitchen from the living room opened up the kitchen while creating a great room feel. In place of the wall a tall set of bookshelves was added to the cabinets facing the living room, helping to keep the individual space of each room. The cabinetry and shelving throughout the kitchen are Maple, stained in Cattail. The color of this finish added a warmth, richness and depth to this space. Shaker style door fronts and 5 piece drawer fronts are used to keep a classic feel in this kitchen. With young children, they wanted ample storage space, but didn’t want to risk having a cluttered kitchen. The solution was to conceal the pantry behind a cafe door, a pivot hinge was used allowing the door to swing both directions. This gave them easy access to tons of storage, while preventing disorder in the kitchen.
3CM Mental Quartz “Mesa” countertops, backsplash and window sill were installed behind the sink adding an element of earthy simplicity. While a subtle contrast was added by installing a Cosentino ECO bar-top in deep Iron Ore color. Bristol Studios backsplash tiles in color brushstrokes sky then take center stage as they add a burst of color and warmth along the back wall. Ample under-cabinet lighting was installed to balance this deep and rich countertop color scheme while highlighting the vivid blue and green hues of the tile backsplash.
To add texture and dimension, Marmoleum flooring “Hidden Colors” was installed throughout the kitchen with low profile transitions to the living room and dining rooms. Removing the restrictive walls opened up the floor plan to be more fluid and spacious while also inviting natural light from the rest of the home. A sun tube was then added in the center of the kitchen, drastically improving the natural lighting.
Brushed stainless steel appliances were then installed, including the range, dishwasher, and refrigerator. A stainless bar sink and faucet were also installed on the opposing side of the kitchen for entertaining guests along with a deep-basin farm style sink.
Josh and Serena loved the entire remodel process from design to installation and had a great experience with the team. In fact, they are planning to have the Castile Kitchen & Bath team back for a remodel of their master bathroom!