Project Description (Problem/Solution/Results)

Remodeling Need

Like many of us, this family’s kitchen is the heart of their home—it’s where they entertain small or large groups of people, congregate as a family, and savor the flavors, colors, and textures of a variety of foods through the enjoyment of cooking and baking. However, no longer functional, they desired an inspirational space that felt more open and welcoming, with plenty of additional storage and ample countertop space.

Design Solution

Riverside started by removing the pony wall that separated the kitchen from the living room. This opened up the room, improved the traffic flow, and maximized the square footage. Changing the footprint also allowed Riverside to design a large center island into the new space, which provided additional storage options and plenty of new workspace for food prep, as well as additional seating. By removing a small pantry, Riverside was able to replace it with a large bank of Wellborn shaker style cabinets that ran almost to the ceiling and contained many convenient custom pull-outs and custom storage solutions this family needed.

Features of this modern makeover include a fresh white subway tile backsplash with a herringbone pattern accent piece, and a beautiful, decorative range hood. The kitchen was designed with a functional 5-burner flat cooktop, stainless steel wall oven and microwave combination, pantry cabinet and glass bubble pendants.


This West Lafayette family couldn’t be happier with their newly revived kitchen, which they now share with friends and family as much as they can.

Materials Description

Cabinets: Wellborn Hancock Select Series Full Overlay Door with slab drawer fronts, Wellborn MDF with Glacier Paint

Backsplash: Herringbone Tile Akua Archery 1001 Herringbone Mosaic/Daltile Rittenhouse Square 3×6 subway tile in glossy Arctic White

Knobs: Amerock Brushed Nickel Revitalize Rectangular Cabinet Knob

Pulls: Amerock Brushed Nickel Revitalize 5 Inch Center to Center Handle Cabinet Pull

Granite: Colonial White Granite Slab with half bullnose edge

Main Faucet: Delta Essa Arctic Stainless Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Magnetic Docking Spray Head

Island Pendants: Kichler Everly Single Light 11 inch Wide Brushed Nickel Pendant with Clear Seedy Glass Shade

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