This project has won the 2019 Regional CoTy (Contractor of the Year) award.
In this their third project with Murphy Bros. this couple turned their attention to an existing well-appointed kitchen in cherry that no longer met their aesthetic or functionality requirements. "The homeowner had a very clear vision for the dream kitchen she had always wanted along with a unified design to tie it all together," said design/build expert Cherie Poissant, now in her 15th year with Murphy Bros. Design | Build | Remodel.
First on the list was removing a pantry wall that blocked the view from the kitchen to the living area where one of two fireplaces now seemed underwhelming and dated. Both were overhauled. Also on the list was enlarging the center island to accommodate more people as these homeowners really cherished their time to entertain friends and family. The existing kitchen workflow was hampered by a design that was inefficient and even a little cramped when it came to access cabinets near the island. So, appliances were repositioned, the angled command center wall removed, a patio door to the deck was removed and large windows were added over a new sink to bring substantially more light to the space. Access to the adjoining deck was repositioned to the right of the space as a single entry to provide more cabinet space. Ceilings were retextured, floors refinished in a lighter shade and additional recessed lights were added. Even the railing and stairs to the lower level were re-shaded to richer, darker hue for aesthetic contrast.
Photography — Alyssa Lee
Key Transformational Benefits
Improved sight lines
More seating for quests
Soft close drawers for quiet operation
Stronger updated contemporary look
More natural light and improved scenic views
Dishwasher — Miele
Rangetop & Wall Oven — Wolf
Refrigerator & freezer — SubZero
Windows — Marvin Clad Ultimate Picture & Casement
Perimeter Countertops — Cambria Fieldstone
Island Countertops — Cambria Torquay
Backsplash — 1/2 offset brick pattern
Cabinets — Local custom