Case Study: A Modern Kitchen Remodel

Kanler January 30, 2018

Objective: Opening up the Floorpan to Transform a Small Kitchen into an Open Family Space

Our clients in San Rafael wanted a remodel to modernize and open their kitchen and living space. As a family, they wanted a space that worked for all family members, including their pets.

Before picture from the client’s Kitchen

From Dated to Modern

Although we worked on the entire living, dining, and kitchen areas, our clients wanted much more than their old kitchen offered with a choppy closed-in feeling and outdated appliances. The new layout features an open floor plan that expands to the dining space and living room. The once-dated and cramped kitchen now features a light color palette, sleek modern finishes, and a subdued color hardwood floor.

Access to Outdoor Living

A large new sliding door opens to an expansive deck built with long-lasting Azek decking we added to add outdoor living space. The deck runs along the side of the home, providing a large outdoor living space. It feels like another room for the house, only it’s outside.

New Family Outdoor Living

Removing walls opened the entire kitchen and expanded the dining area. The area now seamlessly integrates with the remodeled living room to create a space for entertainment.

Light and View

A new window over the sink brings cheers up the kitchen with added light to the bright new surfaces. We added a simple detail to the window by covering the sill with countertop material. Our clients were delighted they could damp wipe away watermarks from plants or dust from the open window. We love adding details that make living easier.

Storage Space for Everything

The new space abounds in new cabinets, drawers, and counter space, creating a state-of-the-art work space for food preparation.

Updated Kitchen Convenience

Everything from the appliances to the light fixtures is brand new. The backsplash behind the range continues up to the overhead fan giving a smooth, unbroken vertical surface adding to the modern clean look.  The result is a sleek, modern kitchen that will stand the test of time.

Contemporary Styling for Cooking

The cooktop provides plenty of space for large pots. The industrial strength exhaust system takes care of steam and cooking odors while providing direct overhead lighting.

Kitchen Island Adds Work Space and Convenience

The focal point of the new kitchen is the new ergonomic design island. The island adds lots more workspace and many details to make the kitchen functional for cooking. Built-in drawers provide more storage for utensils, additional cooking utensils, and pet food and gear. The under-counter placement of the microwave oven keeps it accessible, but out of the way.

Functional Details and More Kitchen Space

A scrub sink makes prep work clean, keeping the main sink available for cutlery and dishes. The large pull out chest keeps bins handy for disposing of trash. The Kanler design team worked with our clients to create a spacious and modern addition packed with details.

Kitchen Style for Easy Living

The results of the kitchen remodel is an ideal space for a family with counter seating at the island, an open dining area, and plenty of room for everyone in the family. The changes in appearance updated the feel to modern and light.

A Partnership for a Family Dream

We loved working with the family to make their dream a reality. The kitchen expansion and upgrade was the focal point of a comprehensive remodel project. We integrated the space design to flow seamlessly with the dining and family area and open to the new outdoor deck.

Looking to Upgrade Your Kitchen?

You have the dream, we’ll help you make it a reality. Kanler is a design-build firm that can take your project from start to finish. Clients work with our in-house design team who take the time to understand exactly what you have in mind. The team takes it from idea to specifics, detailing every aspect of your vision.
Once your remodel starts, you can relax and let your project manager handle everything. They will keep you up to date at every step of the project and will always be available to answer your questions.
If you’re interested in planning your own remodel, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to schedule a meeting with us.

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