Kitchen Renovation

Location: Gold Coast

Date: February 2017

Scope: Redesign condo kitchen

Cost: $$

Project Highlight: Open L kitchen, full wall white subway tile backsplash

By opening up this standard kitchen, we’ve created a brighter, more usable space. With a few industrial elements paired with classics like white subway and shaker cabinets, this transitional kitchen is the very essence of young Chicago living.

What We Did

  • Take down kitchen walls to create open concept look and allow better traffic.
    • The original kitchen had a curved peninsula and “dinette” but gave the whole space a cramped feeling and made it difficult to use the whole kitchen. 
    • We couldn’t take out the walls entirely, but moved some plumbing and wiring and opened it up as much as possible without code or safety issues.

  • Remove all framed electrical boxes and conceal the new electric lines along baseboards.
    • Upgrade, add outlets, install new light fixtures throughout the condo.

  • New stainless steel appliances.
    • Wolf stainless steel gas range with cast iron grates.
      • Contributes to the transitional aesthetic, being modern but with a few retro details.

  • New white shaker cabinets with black solid surface counters.
    • Cabinets custom fit for an L-shaped kitchen, but with no corner cabinets, just two walls of straight fit.
    • Ceiling-height cabinets give more storage and the illusion of higher ceilings
    • Installed undercabinet lighting.

  • Full wall white subway tile backsplash.

  • New subfloor for better noise cancellation

  • Hardwood flooring installed throughout.
    • This creates a more polished and cohesive space than the previous set up, and allows the kitchen to become part of the full living space.

  • Hang the window mirror over the sink.


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