Remodel Project #1 - Mid-Continent Cabinetry
“Thank you for your help in getting me my dream kitchen!”
~Emily Woods, Homeowner
This lovely home in South Austin was a cabinetry remodel project that took place in March of 2020. Cabinetry design was handled by C.J. Bigini.
Built in 1985, the only update to the original kitchen was a coat of paint on the original cabinets. The homeowner moved in about 10 years ago when single. Now married with children, the kitchen proved to be too small with very little storage. Anxious to get the project started, the homeowner had already removed the wall cabinets before coming to Factory Builder Stores to discuss the next steps.
The homeowner wanted slab doors to keep daily cleaning simple, but the home was more transitional, so they weren’t looking for a contemporary design. To help keep with the style of the home, the homeowner used a tumbled stone backsplash and softened the room by adding beadboard panels to the ceiling.
The original layout had a raised bar by the sink with a small overhang that didn’t provide enough room to comfortably sit. To open things up, we cut that wall down and made the counter the same height as the kitchen. To provide additional storage, we took that wasted space and added wall-depth cabinets. In addition, adding key storage features inside the cabinets has helped the homeowner organize and access items more easily. This results in more storage, even though we kept with the same basic footprint inside the kitchen.
There was also a closet pantry to the right of the refrigerator that was removed and replaced by a cabinet pantry with multiple roll-out shelves. The diagonal corner cabinet also allows the homeowners to store less frequently used items towards the back, but still leaves extra space towards the front.
Many parts of the kitchen were unusable space in the original layout. The corner spaces were not accessible and the drawer on the cabinet to the left of the range could not open fully because the hardware would hit the sink. Sliding the range a little to the right and not putting hardware on the false drawer front allowed the drawer to function fully. A blind base cabinet gives them access to the left corner and a lazy susan was added to the other corner. Lastly, taking the wall cabinets and the pantry cabinet to the ceiling and adding a cabinet above the refrigerator gave them more storage space.
Rohe Door Style
Maple Wood Species
Husk Stain Finish