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Outdated Kitchen Gets a Simple Refresh

On this project in Pawling, NY the goal was to give the kitchen a fresh new look, without losing sight of the overall budget. The homeowner’s goal was to be able to enjoy a new kitchen for a few years before planning to sell the home. Creating value was at the forefront of the decision-making process.

White shaker kitchen with gray walls and stainless appliances
<noscript><img decoding=async class= wp image 1137 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 2 1200x800 1 300x200jpg alt=White shaker kitchen with gray walls and stainless appliances width=863 height=575 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 2 1200x800 1 300x200jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 2 1200x800 1 1024x683jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 2 1200x800 1 768x512jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 2 1200x800 1jpg 1200w sizes=max width 863px 100vw 863px ><noscript> This kitchen features white shaker cabinetry with concrete quartz countertops

Collaboration

 

For this kitchen remodel, we teamed up with Thorin Moss of Oakenshield Kitchens. He is a cabinet designer and supplier based out of Hudson Valley. Oakenshield handled the sourcing and selection of the cabinetry, hardware and countertops.

 

You can check out more of Thorin’s work on their website.

Outdated kitchen with tan cabinets, linoleum floors and corian countertops
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class=wp image 1256 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1130 300x300jpg alt=Outdated kitchen with tan cabinets linoleum floors and corian countertops width=439 height=439 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1130 300x300jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1130 1024x1024jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1130 150x150jpg 150w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1130 768x768jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1130 1536x1536jpg 1536w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1130 2048x2048jpg 2048w sizes=max width 439px 100vw 439px ><noscript> Before picture of the existing kitchen Photo taken January 2020
Outdated kitchen with tan cabinets, linoleum floors and green corian countertops
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class=wp image 1255 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1131 300x300jpg alt=Outdated kitchen with tan cabinets linoleum floors and green corian countertops width=437 height=437 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1131 300x300jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1131 1024x1024jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1131 150x150jpg 150w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1131 768x768jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1131 1536x1536jpg 1536w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads202004IMG 1131 2048x2048jpg 2048w sizes=max width 437px 100vw 437px ><noscript> Before photo of the existing kitchen Photo taken January 2020

Design Challenges & Inspiration

 

Since the homeowner had no complaints with the layout of the existing kitchen, we kept the locations of all major items the same. Aside from a couple of tweaks to make the cabinetry more functional and appealing, it was basically a direct replacement of each item that was there.

 

Oakenshield decided to extend the cabinetry to the ceiling and add crown molding, which eliminated the tops collecting dirt and requiring cleaning. This also adds cabinet storage and makes the kitchen appear more expansive.

White kitchen with dining room table and grey floors
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class= wp image 1138 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 1200x800 1 300x200jpg alt=White kitchen with dining room table and grey floors width=766 height=510 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 1200x800 1 300x200jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 1200x800 1 1024x683jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 1200x800 1 768x512jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Full Perspective 1200x800 1jpg 1200w sizes=max width 766px 100vw 766px ><noscript> Cabinets with crown molding help make this space feel more expansive and complete

Features & Selections

 

Cabinetry

 

The homeowner went with a classic white shaker, full overlay cabinet from Fabuwood. Fabuwood’s line of cabinetry is budget-friendly, but does not sacrifice modern amenities like soft-close doors and drawers. Oakenshield offers this line for a cost-effective choice to his clients. The boxes are made of plywood, as opposed to some other budget-friendly choices out there that use particle board.

 

Countertops

 

The countertops chosen for this kitchen were Ceasarstone “Rugged concrete.” These countertops appear to look like concrete, but do not have to be sealed regularly like concrete. Quartz countertops, although more of an expensive option than others, is an excellent choice based on its value. The quartz is more of a durable product in the long run as it resists staining more than traditional concrete. Check out more from Ceasarstone on their website, here.

 

Flooring

 

Throwing the old linoleum floor in the dumpster, we installed luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring from Armstrong’s Pryzm line. LVP flooring gives the appearance and depth of wood, but the low-maintenance, durability and lower cost of a composite product.

Kitchen with white shaker cabinets, stainless appliances and dark countertops.
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class= wp image 1141 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Sink Fridge Wall 1200x800 1 300x200jpg alt=Kitchen with white shaker cabinets stainless appliances and dark countertops width=725 height=483 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Sink Fridge Wall 1200x800 1 300x200jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Sink Fridge Wall 1200x800 1 1024x683jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Sink Fridge Wall 1200x800 1 768x512jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Sink Fridge Wall 1200x800 1jpg 1200w sizes=max width 725px 100vw 725px ><noscript> The old white appliances were updated with new stainless steel ones
Kitchen with stainless and black oven, white LVP floors and concrete countertops.
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class= wp image 1140 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Range Wall 1200x800 1 300x200jpg alt=Kitchen with stainless and black oven white LVP floors and concrete countertops width=762 height=508 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Range Wall 1200x800 1 300x200jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Range Wall 1200x800 1 1024x683jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Range Wall 1200x800 1 768x512jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Range Wall 1200x800 1jpg 1200w sizes=max width 762px 100vw 762px ><noscript> The layout of this kitchen remained the same to keep functionality and save money
Sleek, modern cabinet handles on white shaker cabinets.
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class= wp image 1139 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Handle Details 800x1000 1 240x300jpg alt=Sleek modern cabinet handles on white shaker cabinets width=572 height=715 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Handle Details 800x1000 1 240x300jpg 240w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Handle Details 800x1000 1 768x960jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Handle Details 800x1000 1jpg 800w sizes=max width 572px 100vw 572px ><noscript> Sleek modern cabinet door hardware complete the refreshed look
Sunlight shining through window with dining table and refridgerator.
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class= wp image 1136 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Fridge Table 1200x800 1 300x200jpg alt=Sunlight shining through window with dining table and refridgerator width=708 height=472 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Fridge Table 1200x800 1 300x200jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Fridge Table 1200x800 1 1024x683jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Fridge Table 1200x800 1 768x512jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Fridge Table 1200x800 1jpg 1200w sizes=max width 708px 100vw 708px ><noscript> The windows in this kitchen bring in a ton of natural light throughout the day
Concrete countertop window sill an d sink faucet.
<noscript><img loading=lazy decoding=async class= wp image 1143 lazyload src=httpsstaging2TEKRAbuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Window Sill Detail 1200x800 1 300x200jpg alt=Concrete countertop window sill an d sink faucet width=764 height=509 srcset=httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Window Sill Detail 1200x800 1 300x200jpg 300w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Window Sill Detail 1200x800 1 1024x683jpg 1024w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Window Sill Detail 1200x800 1 768x512jpg 768w httpswwwtekrabuilderscomwp contentuploads20200219012 Window Sill Detail 1200x800 1jpg 1200w sizes=max width 764px 100vw 764px ><noscript> The rugged concrete countertop was used to create a waterproof window sill

Final Thoughts

 

Kitchen remodels can vary dramatically in scope and overall cost. This kitchen remodel would be considered more minor, but the impact it has on the overall feel and value of the home is major.

You can learn more about our services, by visiting out About Us page. To see more Project Spotlights like this one, visit our Portfolio page.

 

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Dan Arket