From Dean Dowd on March 15, 2011 in Kitchen Remodel
We’ve mentioned how renovating the kitchen can bring the largest return on investment. Not to mention that such renovations improve this high-trafficked room and make your home more personalized in the process. Well, one couple took their renovations a step further, tightly merging highly individualized functionality with a beautiful contemporary style.
Before renovation; the kitchen had remained mostly untouched since 1964
Since purchasing their outdated 1960s home around 10 years ago, the owners have been slowly remodeling—and kitchen and laundry renovations were at the top of their list. Not only was the kitchen in need of upgrading, but the laundry “room” was inconveniently tucked into a small closet off the main hallway.
Laundry cabinet doors slide away for full access to washer and dryer
The couple looked hard at what their desires and specific needs were. After consideration they decided to move their laundry room into the kitchen. This is a concept still popular in Europe, and the couple decided that since they spend much of their time in the kitchen, incorporating the laundry into the system would be a nice improvement.
A tiled kitchen backsplash lightens up the often overcast light in Oregon
Addressing specific lifestyle needs, says the couple, has paid off majorly. They love their changes. The tall counter surfaces over the washer and dryer also add needed surface space to the kitchen.
The most difficult style choice for the couple was the countertop material. While loving the look of concrete, they wanted something more durable, and went with Caesarstone Raven quartz counters. They got their concrete fix with their table, and are pleased with the efforts to create a warm, cozy, and contemporary space.
So what do you think? Does this kitchen inspire you in your own renovations?