If Only Mom Could Have Seen This Kitchen

Kitchen After

My client on this Stapleton project told me right from the start that her mom, who she recently lost, had always told her that the kitchen needed to be remodeled. She also told me that the main requirements were that Mom’s plate display rack and her seed knobs had to stay, but that the laundry room had to go. Relocating the laundry room to the second floor really opened up the space, as did eliminating the awkward double island layout. White thermafoil cabinets were replaced with solid cherry cabinets by Woodharbor. The countertops are Silestone Eco and the back splash is a pressed glass mosaic. All new appliances, plumbing fixtures and art glass pendant fixtures finish off the space. And Mom’s plate rack has a place of honor. This project received a Second Place CARE Award (Colorado Award for Remodeling Excellence) from the Denver Metro Homebuilder’s Association in 2012 in the Kitchen Remodel Standard category ($50,000-$100,000 category).

Kitchen Before

Kitchen Before

Kitchen After

Kitchen After

Island cooktop and oven cabinets beyond - my favorite cabinet is the microwave cabinet with pullout bread board.

Island cooktop and oven cabinets beyond – my favorite cabinet is the microwave cabinet with pullout bread board.

Sink remained in the same place, but the dishwasher moved to the other side.  The formal dining room is beyond.

Sink remained in the same place, but the dishwasher moved to the other side. The formal dining room is beyond.

Island front.  Seating for four plus cookbook storage.

Island front. Seating for four plus cookbook storage.

Island back.  Plenty of drawer storage.

Island back. Plenty of drawer storage.

Built-in dining hutch and "mud room" cabinet, and Mom's wonderful plate rack.

Built-in dining hutch and “mud room” cabinet, and Mom’s wonderful plate rack.