PROJECT BUDGET: $5,000. - 7,000.
We are interested in a basic kitchen remodel to include:
1. Counter tops & under-mount sink.
2. Counter configuration.
3. Cabinet upgrades.
4. Possible range hood addition.
5. Task and ambient lighting.
*We would like the elevated, bar portion of the counter top (in front of the sink) to be reduced to the standard counter top height - making that span of work space one seamless area.
*Incorporate a under-mount sink.
*The hangover should remain so we can continue using the stools as extra seating.
*Avoid using granite, marble or any natural stone. Avoid ANY material requiring grout.
*Concrete would be my preference, if affordable - otherwise any of the newer, man made materials would be considered.
*Cabinets need updating. May include some glass, but not necessary.
*Open-front on 1 or 2 uppers, with creative/attractive storage solutions would be considered, but not necessary.
*New hardware and appropriate lighting is desired.
*Task lighting is extremely important.
***Range hood: This is not a requirement for a successful design; I like the thought of a sleek, stainless, stand-alone hood over the stove. However, I cannot visualize an appropriate place to relocate the microwave - so I will consider designs with, or without, the addition of the range hood.
RESTRICTIONS: Due to the size of the area and budget concerns, I'm assuming the black and white ceramic tile floor must stay. If that is the case, please do all you can to include it in the design so that it looks like an intentional choice.
My goal in this remodel is to have a functional work-space that is beautiful, as well as easy to clean and maintain. My budget does not allow for the ideal design of open concept, so we look forward to any and all additional ideas or recommendations on how best to utilize our funds.
Aesthetically, my taste is pretty eclectic. I love old mixed with new, and in the kitchen in particular I would be open to some contemporary elements as well. Concrete and stainless is a favorite combination, but I'm sure that's not affordable. I also love dark woods.. I prefer contrast to color in this space, but will keep an open mind to suggestions. All of my dinner ware (plates, bowls, cups, platters, etc.) and all of my service pieces are white, allowing me to mix patterns, styles, and old with new on the same table. I bring color in using flowers, material, wall art and books.
If it were affordable:
* I would have the upper cabinets go to the ceiling.
* I would turn the sink portion of the counter into an island, which would allow for much easier access to the upper cabinets. (I cannot reach the end cabinet if the dishwasher door is open.)
* I would replace the floor with a material that does not require grout!!
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