I Love My Home, But I Hate My Kitchen

Somerset County, New Jersey homeowners needed a new kitchen as the original, 60 year old kitchen had seen better days. They wanted the new kitchen to have an improved layout and design. They planned to have a kitchen with as many upgraded features as their budget would permit, but did not want to stray from the overall look and feel of their home. At only 144 square feet space was an issue, so the design plan included opening the wall to the dining room to create a roomier feeling and have a dine-at countertop area. New hardwood flooring was selected for the kitchen instead of tile.
The tight space which also had three doorways and a window limited what could be done for the new kitchen design. The bearing wall section removal and new opening also needed to be a part of the plan to give the space a larger feel. The new opening required reframing with a structural header. The new hardwood flooring in the kitchen would have to be woven into the existing flooring (under the old carpet) in the dining room.

kitchen remodel in Somerset County, New Jersey (1)


Before kitchen remodel (2)


The new kitchen has only slighter more cabinet space, but the


ft cabinets are fitted with pull outs and accessories to provide more storage and better accessibility. The new appliance layout with the double oven/microwave-convection on the refrigerator pantry wall creates extra, much needed counter space.

The end result is a kitchen with 1950’s charm, but equipped with state of the art Electrolux appliances and a highly fashionable backsplash. The new kitchen became the solution for the homeowner’s statement at the initial design and budget consultation, “I love my home, but I hate my kitchen.”

Here is the happy homeowner’s review from Houzz.comJason and Neil – We are thrilled with our remodel – thank you. The kitchen and master bath are beautiful and look just like the computer design. The remodeler selected for us and the vendors were wonderful to work with. The budget paperwork was definitely helpful in planning. 

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