Although the house is less than ten years old, the clients felt confined by the original owners’ kitchen. First, the refrigerator opened against an adjacent wall, and a small closet did not function well as a pantry. Second, the kitchen had some unused space, too small for a dinette table and without an eat-in breakfast bar. Third, the laminate counter tops were not longer acceptable in color or style, the cabinets were attractive and in good condition, and to replace them would have been wasteful since the basic layout of the sink and cook top work well. Finally, dreary track lighting left unacceptable shadows in the work areas. sloped steeply from back to front) to a dreary laundry room which was larger than necessary to function well.
We were able to address all the problems within the clients’ budget, allowing them to replace the tile with wood flooring to complete the main level of the house.
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