These Middlesex County homeowners are ready to transform their kitchen. The kitchen remodel in North Brunswick, New Jersey consisted of a complete kitchen renovation. This kitchen remodeling project also consisted of multiple interior wall removals. The North Brunswick, New Jersey homeowners hired the Design Build Planners to create their remodeling designs.
Thus, the homeowners were presented with three different packages. Plan 1 is known as the “Robust” package. Plan 2 is known as the “Modest” package. Finally, Plan 3 is known as the “WOW” package. For this basement project, the homeowners elected to go with Plan 3, the “WOW” package. You can read more about the service the Design Build Planners offer here. Below is a scope of the remodeling project.
Plan 3-“WOW” Package
- Remove wall from the kitchen to the family room, removing the pantry
- Remove wall from the kitchen to the dining room
- Close the wall from the dining room to the entry
- Relocate the opening from the kitchen to the entry (header required)
- Extend entry closet wall to create tall pantry built in area
- Combine the kitchen and dining room to a large eat in kitchen
- Relocate the sink to the island
- Island is single tier, with a beverage center and wine storage (two-bottle deep)
- Shallow island cabinets can be removed and additional seating area created
- Relocate the range (convert to gas) to the side wall
- Microwave in the built-ins
- Add seating in the kitchen facing the family room (floating overhang)
- Recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting, one ceiling mounted light for the kitchen, relocate two recessed lights and add two new lights for the family room, three new lights for the entry
- Reduce the laundry room to a laundry closet with double doors
- New tile in the entry, powder room, closet, kitchen, dining room and family room (simulated wood plank)
- Angle the fireplace into the room, convert to gas, and add a TV over the fireplace
- Add stone to the fireplace and a mantle
- Close in existing side door and add a 6’ sliding door
- Open the wall to the basement stairs
- New railing on the stairs (iron), across the new opening, and on the second floor hall overlooking the stairway.
- New large window and door molding, large base molding, and large crown in family, kitchen, dining, and entry
- Bead board and chair rail in entry area
- Painting in entire main level
- Replace front door with an owner-supplied wood/wrought iron double door
The homeowners style preferences were for a modern look and finish. They drew their inspiration from kitchen projects featured on Houzz.com. The design options are a result of homeowners online research combined with an in-home consultation with Design Build Planners. There is also a proprietary profile checklist that homeowners fill out that depicts their lifestyle and kitchen use. After compiling this information, Design Build Planners incorporates their construction knowledge and design creativity for the space with a focus on the budget and overall investment.
At the top is a dollhouse overview of the project. Below are a couple of before photos of the existing space. Also below are the final computer designs created by Jason Parsons, a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler.