Making Room for Kids
Designed by Peg Perren, Cabinet-S-Top, Medina, Ohio.
Initial Budget: $38,000.
Final Cost: $42,000. The extra $4,000 stemmed from the client's decision to add to the project by replacing some windows and interior doors, adding lighting and having some work done in an adjacent half-bath.
Update the home's original 40-year-old kitchen
Improve efficiency of workspace
Remove peninsula that divided room
Replace floor in kitchen and dining room
Remove soffits to allow for cabinets of varied heights and more open space
Widen doorway into formal dining room and remove half-wall into family room
Install new lighting
Fashion two-level island with place for children on one side and cooking area on the other
Incorporate custom valences on island, desk, hutch and shelf above large windows
Set off apple green walls and deep red accents with light maple cabinets
Cabinets: Medallion Shaker-style maple cabinets with a natural stain. Accessories: Rollout shelves, trash pull-out, beadboard panels on hutch and island, lazy Susan, corbels, shelf valance, wine rack, plate rack, towel bar and plate shelves.
Range: Pro-style stainless steel slide-in Jenn-Air range with downdraft.
Countertops: Granite on the island's raised circular bartop; other countertops are Corian in Linen with a beveled edge.
Flooring: Pre-finished hardwood
Sink: Corian sink
Faucet: Moen pullout spray faucet
Lighting: Recessed lights, undercabinet lights
Windows: Andersen casement windows with Prairie-style grills