Project Description (Problem/Solution/Results)

This Lafayette kitchen was dark and poorly-lit due to the unsightly soffits that hindered adequate lighting throughout the space. A bulky microwave cabinet impeded the homeowners’ ability to use the counter space below it, and the full range cooktop on the center island took up valuable prep space. Additional space was lost in an unused desk area that had no functional purpose. To make matters worse, a leaky appliance damaged their beautiful hardwood floors. Needless to say, these Lafayette homeowners were ready to remodel. With insurance check in hand, they contacted Riverside Construction to help them design and build a kitchen that would solve all of their functional challenges.

By removing the soffits, Riverside Construction was able to design the cabinets to reach all the way to the ceiling. This allowed for ample storage, and the ability for the homeowner to display her pretty dishes and other kitchen collectibles along one wall.

A non-removable pipe along the second wall and above the sink prohibited Riverside Construction from adding glass panels. However, we were still able to attach a standard cabinet door instead and preserve the seamless look that the homeowner was looking for.

The appliances were rearranged to make better use of the workspace and create better traffic flow.

Luckily, we were able to locate the same hardwood flooring that had been laid in their kitchen (not always feasible). This allowed us to repair the damaged wood and blend it seamlessly with the existing floor.

Although required by code, the homeowner didn’t like the outlets disrupting the visual appeal of the backsplash. She wanted Riverside Construction to figure out a way to hide all of the outlets. Our solution was to install power strips that mounted under the cabinets at a slight angle where the cabinet met the wall, making them less visible but still easily accessible.

The homeowners were thrilled they didn’t need to pay for the cost of an entire new floor. They were also pleased with a beautiful new kitchen that met all of their needs exactly.

Materials Description

  • Cabinets: Wellborn Select Style Hancock Full Overlay. MDF wood and Divinity Paint
  • Countertop: Giallo San Francisco Granite
  • Backsplash: Vinyl beadboard painted to match the cabinets
  • Pendant Lights: Millennium Lighting 5711 1 Light Full Sized Pendant
  • Sink Faucet: Re-used their existing
  • Knobs: Amerock BP53012 Satin Nickel Allison Value Hardware 1.25 Inch Diameter Mushroom Cabinet Knob
  • Pulls: Amerock BP53019 Satin Nickel Allison Value Hardware 2.5 Inch Center to Center Cup Cabinet Pull

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