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A Kitchen for Life

A Kitchen for Life

The best way to cope with food allergies is to cook every meal from scratch. An inviting and well-appointed kitchen can make that task more enjoyable and provide an atmosphere where everyone loves the experience.

Homeowners’ goals:

The homeowners asked C&R to design a light and bright kitchen that would accommodate their active family and their dietary needs. Because of all the cooking they do every day, abundant storage was a priority. They also wanted a way to add privacy for the office adjoining the kitchen.

Our plan:

  • Completely demo the kitchen.
  • Install new cabinets, countertops, tile backsplash, hardware, plumbing fixtures.
  • Replace dropped-ceiling fluorescent lighting with recessed lights.
  • Install a pocket door between kitchen and office for privacy.

Our challenges and solutions:

Removing the peninsula made it possible to create a large island with a huge countertop for cooking prep, serving, and projects. However, that meant the kitchen lost all the storage over the peninsula. To replace that storage, we built two floor-to-ceiling pantries on either side of the refrigerator and a large full-depth cabinet above the refrigerator. Our intention was to use every inch of space so we  included lots of full-extension drawers, garbage and recycling pull-outs, and storage on the back side of the island for less-used items.

We specified a beautiful wood stain color for the island which accomplished two things: adding warmth to the white kitchen and easy to touch up if kids happen to nick the wood while sitting at the island.

Beautiful, softly hued quartz countertops create a sense of light and warmth. Two dramatic pendants add light and a decorative layer.

The office space directly adjacent to the kitchen is now separated by a pocket door which adds visual interest as well as privacy when needed.

Client Google review:

“We are so glad we chose C&R Remodeling to remodel our untouched 1980’s kitchen. After getting quotes from several different contractors, C&R’s design was so well thought out—I felt like all my ideas were incorporated into every aspect of the design. Even little side notes were picked up on, and most importantly I felt like I found a company I could trust! They stayed on budget, were excellent at communicating, and genuinely cared about our project. Our kitchen is now my dream kitchen—I did not think it was possible in the home we had!” –Melissa Dablow


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