Ely & Allen

Kitchen Remodel & Construction in Cantonment

Each kitchen is unique and has different quirks. For Ely & Allen, one of the biggest frustrations was the Kitchen sink area

With multiple angles around the sink (see before pictures), it didn't allow for the best use of space when working in the kitchen.

We envisioned lots of fun possibilities with this construction remodel, and thoroughly enjoyed working with Ely & Allen to design a kitchen area they would truly love! Our first goal was to identify the pain points and design a layout that would work well for them, as well as beautifully enhance the rest of their home. By taking out a wall and opening up the kitchen into the living room area, we were able to achieve a more open, airy concept.
We feel this design recommendation completely transformed and updated one of the main areas of their home (and they love it too). The gorgeous new flooring, provided by Act 1 Flooring, compliments the new layout and design of the kitchen and blends beautifully into the living area. The sink, which was previously a frustration, is now converted into an easy-to-use area with a straight run of new cabinetry, and a unique take on a “hop-up” breakfast bar. It’s very easy to work with and move around with ease.
The addition of fully functional cabinets on the backside of the island on either end allows for lots of much-needed storage space. We also converted the desk area into a specially designed nook for Ely & Allen to display the unique barware they’ve collected from all over the world! One of our favorite features of this new kitchen!
As for cabinet functionality & storage: We added multiple organizing kits such as a two-tier cutlery divider, trash can pullout, spice drawer, and lots of rollouts. (see after pictures)
Cabinets by Kabinart with Arts & Crafts doors and drawers in Flat Sable finish on Cherry.
Countertops supplied by Superior Granite:
  • Perimeter countertops in Golden Cayman Granite
  • Island countertop in Tan Brown Granite, Polished Leathered Finish with a Chiseled Edge
Knobs and pulls from Hardware Resources‘ Merrick collection in the brushed oil-rubbed bronze finish.

Notes from the Designer

“Working in an existing kitchen space can have its challenges, as not every kitchen functions the same for every family.  With the new layout, I feel we really took advantage of the space to create a more functional & beautiful kitchen for Ely & Allen. The different pullout accessories allowed for ease in everyday kitchen operations. Thank you, Ely & Allen, for letting us be part of your remodel!”