Creating an Open Floorplan
Because there was another fireplace in the living room, we removed the fireplace and chimney to open up the floorplan and create room for an expansive island. The kitchen island has seating for the entire family, abundant storage, and a prep sink. New flooring was installed in the dining room to match the kitchen.
Better Layout for Cooking
We kept most of the cabinetry along the sink and range walls. The wall oven was removed to make room for the fridge. And the cooktop was replaced with a drop in range.
Compact Dining for Eight
To make room for the island, the dining area was moved closer to the window. Built-in seating was tucked between new hutches, custom-built to match the kitchen cabinets. A contemporary chandelier helps define the space, spicing up more traditional cabinetry, windows, and trim.
An Extra Sink and a Bigger Bedroom
Removing the chimney created bonus space on the second and third floors. In the second floor bath, the extra space was used for a new double vanity. Adding a second sink helps with the morning routine for this busy, young family. On the third floor, removing the chimney increased the size of a bedroom.
Nice and Neat
Adding cabinets in a fun color in the back hall keeps the area free of shoes and coats. Cabinets cost more to build but hide clutter much better than open shelves or cubbies.