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Accessible Kitchen Design/Remodel

Jo Koenig

Where do you turn for help when you are ready and eager for a major home improvement? Whether your project is large or small, it is important to utilize the expertise of a professional design/remodel team. Collaborating with professionals is unquestionably the best way to realize the highest value for your remodeling investment.

In this recent kitchen design/remodel project, the homeowners wanted their kitchen to function better for their family. Wheelchair accessibility was a major requirement. They also needed better lighting and new appliances. They were fairly satisfied to keep the existing soffits for art display, but were open to suggestions.


Before design/remodel

C&R’s Interior Designer, Katya Grisaffi, collaborated with the family to develop a plan that would meet all of their needs. She also helped them raise the design to higher level by suggesting imaginative, budget-friendly upgrades.


After Kitchen Design & Remodeling

Her design suggestions included removing the existing soffits to allow the Black Walnut cabinets to dramatically reach into the vaulted ceiling. Sophisticated display niches provide focal points for artwork and décor pieces. The extra upper cabinets offer maximum storage opportunities. A custom island replaced the bulky peninsula with multi-level counter tops and a convenient built-in wine/beverage cooler.

C&R’s designers and craftsmen always work in tandem to make sure the design imagined is the finished product the homeowner receives. This kitchen is a beautiful example of how perfectly this system works. This elegant and functional new kitchen has all the amenities requested (and more) plus a layout that accommodates everyone in the family.


Sweat Equity Counts

The homeowner completed the deconstruction prior to C&R beginning the actual remodel. (For those with the skills and desire, sweat equity can be a good way to stretch remodeling dollars!)

Construction in Earnest

C&R took over from there and reframed parts of the kitchen for the new kitchen layout. The plumbing and electrical was relocated and prepped for the new finishes. The kitchen walls touched by deconstruction were finished with new drywall, tape, and texture.

Here Comes the Kitchen Jewelry

And then the fun part began. Custom Black Walnut and Rift Cut Oak cabinets were installed. Quartz counter tops were laid. Custom tile backsplash applied. All wall surfaces were finished with a complementary color of paint.

Custom backsplash

Starbucks No More

A custom beverage bar provides a beautiful and highly functional area for the new kitchen. The homeowners love their Keurig and this is the perfect, accessible spot for all family members to indulge their coffee cravings.

Coffee Bar

Kitchen Transformation Complete

This kitchen transformation is nothing short of spectacular. Tall Black Walnut cabinetry is set at a perfect scale for the high ceilings. Dramatic built-ins are a focal point as they frame art pieces in the kitchen. Multiple counter top heights provide work and eating space for everyone and the contrasting quartz counter tops create stylish and functional surfaces for the large kitchen.

Remodeling complete.

A buffet cabinet and island in dark-stained Rift Cut Oak with contrasting Quartz counter top complements the adjacent Black Walnut cabinetry.

Island and Buffet

This kitchen design/remodel package gave these homeowners everything they hoped for and more. It is a clear example of how the design/remodel process delivers the best possible result.

Range and Buffet

Do you have areas of your home that would benefit from thoughtful design and remodeling? We hope you will contact us today to schedule your own free in-home consultation. Find out how our remodeling professionals can deliver the kitchen, bathroom, or whole house upgrade you really want and need.

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