Today's blogpost has been a long time in the making! Eighteen months later, I'm excited to share the results of this large scale remodel project here in Murrells Inlet, SC. In case you missed it, here's a link to the design plans shared at the beginning of the project for reference.
It took a major remodel to make this house function and look like the new homeowners had always envisioned it. "The house finally feels like our home" she said. "Our favorite part of the kitchen is definitely the island!"
They wanted an open concept kitchen with more natural light but weren't quite sure how to get there. They had an idea about relocating the laundry room to the back of the house because it inconveniently sat off the kitchen and doubled as a pantry. Who wants to lug dirty clothes through the kitchen? The answer was a big yes and I also suggested the following to create the open concept they were craving.
Major Design Plans:
Add a butlers pantry directly behind the fireplace creating a new hallway location with direct sight line into the family room
Open up the stairwell into the kitchen by removing wall and angled landing
Increase the sizes of the entrances into the kitchen from the dining room and sunroom
Open up one of the walls in the dining room to create a more open feel and flow throughout the house
Here is what the former kitchen and adjacent rooms looked like:
After major construction and more than enough patience, here is how this gorgeous kitchen looks today!
I mean! Huge difference right?! Running the cabinets to the ceiling, moving the refrigerator to the new pantry and adding an island were all big improvements. The kids love to eat and do their homework at the island and the cozy barstools are a hit!
The couple, who also happen to own a local Chick-Fil-A franchise, really enjoy cooking and had their heart set on a 48" professional grade Wolf range. It only took about a year to get in but it was worth the wait!
Above the range sits a custom curved hood with brass accents for a more traditional design. Note the marble countertops which are TVS calacatta classic quartz that continue up the wall as a luxury backsplash with a pot filler.
Here is a shot of the back side of the new center island including a microwave drawer, additional storage and an under counter beverage center.
The sink wall is gorgeous and features a 36" single apron front sink, herringbone wall tile, sconces and glass cabinets to the right. Both the pendant and wall sconce lights are from Shades of Light.
I love the picture below showing the new entrance into the kitchen. Opening up the walls around the stairwell and dining room created the open concept floorpan the homeowners really wanted. Eliminating the laundry room and shifting a new butlers pantry over to the right was the right move. Not only did this allow enough space for an island, it made the entire home flow together and makes the kitchen feel much larger. Win, win.
I'll wrap up with a peek into the new, stunning butler's pantry which I will feature next week! Can't wait to show you around with the lights on!
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