2019 Fall Remodelers Showcase Home

When the brick oven & the kitchen wall must go!




New casement windows flank a picture window framing the homeowners prized water feature and beautifully landscaped back yard.


Kitchens & Waterfalls

What frustrated these homeowners the most was their inefficient, counter-stingy kitchen, which was walled-off from the rest of the house and thus had restricted sight lines to their spectacular backyard waterfall. Oh, and there’s the huge floor to ceiling brick stove. It all had to go. So, we removed the wall, took out the brick oven (not easy) and re-arranged the workflow around a long peninsula. Add in a stunning backsplash, new stove, beverage center and dishwasher, all surrounded by granite countertops and, most importantly, new large windows and patio door to frame the outdoor landscaping perfectly.


Design/Build Consultant — Nadia Glynn

Project Manager — Jamie Rosenlund

Lead Carpenter — Ivan Sass

Carpenter — Drew Vocelka


Photography — Alyssa Lee


3-D rendered sketch of initial concept with wall removed separating dining room from kitchen.


New windows and patio door brings the outdoors in along with tons of natural light.


Lack of storage was a key reason for this remodel.


2 18" LVL beams were installed to carry the load previously supported by a wall. Now the entire family can share meals at the counter.


We removed and replaced 3 windows and one patio door, the kitchen sink, mudroom door, ceiling mounted light fixtures in entryway and kitchen, chimney from brick cooktop enclosure in kitchen, and wall between kitchen and dinning room. Two structural beams were installed where the former wall stood. Electrical, HVAC and venting were also relocated to accommodate new kitchen layout of appliances.



Photo taken by homeowner following completion of remodel from top of stairs—"I wanted to walk to the stairs and see everything."


3-D rendering of reverse angle showing unobstructed view of entryway and 2nd floor.

Repositioning new cooktop to the adjacent side of the kitchen created a ton of new storage space and a new focal point of interest.


Center drawers with heavy duty glides can hold more than 125 lbs. of pots and pans!


              • Countertops: Granite—Smokey Mountain (3cm)
              • Backsplash tile: Mosaic “Oxide” glass (vertical)
              • Cabinets: Custom paint grade, square flat panel
              • Cabinet hardware: Slow close slides ,
              • Drawers: Roll-Out Vionaro 28" Max Full Ext, Susans 29" L Corner
              • Windows & Doors: Sierra Pacific casement and patio door
              • Flooring: 2 ¼ select red oak, finish Duraseal Antique Brown


We also refinished the stairs that lead to the second floor.




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