The goal of this remodel was to reimagine every aspect of the main floor that was either outdated or overly tired looking. The reconfiguration centered around the kitchen, which was too small for the entertaining aspirations of these homeowners.
We removed the back wall separating the kitchen from the formal dining room, so we could expand the kitchen another 10 feet.
Photography — Alyssa Lee
“The kitchen expansion required us to move the formal dining room to the front of the home where the largely unused living room was located,” explained Scott Loso, Murphy Bros design/build consultant, who was the lead on the project.
“They had this fantastically landscaped backyard they couldn’t easily see from the existing dining room. So we created a sitting island right in front of the patio door so they could have an unobstructed view,” explain Loso.
The new kitchen now boasts three islands, with the smallest one for sous chef prep, custom cabinets, upgraded appliances, a dry bar and beverage center, a doubling of storage, including an improved pantry and luxury vinyl flooring to replace the aging maple.
Flooring — LVP - Kitchen, hall, entry, living room, pantry: TruCor P1010 9"x60" color Expresso
Veneer stone archways — Old Country Limestone
Countertops — Granite, 3CM, - New Azul edge¼" bevel edge with¾" radius corners
Sink — Ruvati single basin stainless steel kitchen sink with sound dampening
Appliances — Frigidaire pro series freezer
Frigidaire pro series refrigerator
Jennair rise 36" gas rangetop; halo knobs
Kitchenaid 15" icemaker
Zephyr 24" Preserve french door wine beverage center dual zone compact glass (stainless)
Kitchenaid full countertop microwave
Zephyr 36" island hood
“We’re currently in the process of replacing the front entrance system,” says design/build consultant David Long, who teamed up with Loso on this project. “Which is why we first redesigned the look of the main staircase. It’s a dramatic upgrade of the entire main area and they really love it!”