These Fountain Hills clients were tired of their boring kitchen and were ready for a remodel. They wanted a kitchen they could entertain in and be proud of. They timed their remodel perfectly – right as they were leaving for the summer. We planned out the kitchen in the spring and by October when they returned we had completed their dream kitchen.
We used our outsourced kitchen designer to offer direction and properly design the space for functionality and beauty. A kitchen designer is necessary when remodeling a kitchen because there are so many details and options that can be made in a kitchen – many that are not realized by homeowners. With direction from the designer, we ripped out the entire kitchen, redesigned the island to save space, moved the fridge for better flow, removed/replaced a couple of windows, and moved the hood vent. The end result was a kitchen that is open and easy to navigate while entertaining friends and family.
Contemporary cabinetry finishes, quartz countertops, and brushed nickel metal hardware were chosen for this kitchen. They went from traditional maple cabinets to contemporary dark cabinets with flat slab door and drawer fronts and clean lines. The biggest change to this kitchen was the unused desk area where we removed a window to install a wine fridge. We also redesigned the island to a rectangle shape to allow for more storage underneath and make it easier to move around the space.
Exchanging the refrigerator with the pantry cabinets next to it allows for more space to walk by while the refrigerator is open. In addition, we also moved the microwave from above the stove to the cabinet a lower drawer to keep it out of the way and easier to access. In its place above the stove, we installed a beautiful custom-built brushed metal range hood.
Sparkling white quartz countertops with a contemporary square edge were chosen to replace the old granite style with rounded edges. To finish off the contemporary style, a contrasting dark composite sink was installed. This is a very tough man made material that is scratch and dent resistant and doesn’t show water spots. Composite sinks come in many different colors and sizes – they are an easy to maintain material that is long lasting.
Stainless steel appliances and hardware were installed throughout. The pendant light over the eating area perfectly ties in the contemporary aesthetic they chose.
We are very proud to show off this contemporary kitchen remodel – it is a perfect example of the quality work we pride ourselves on at Roadrunner Remodeling. Give us a call if you’d like to schedule a consultation to remodel your kitchen or bathroom.