An Artistic Eye Inspires a Severna Park Kitchen Remodel

The Korin family of Severna Park, MD enjoy waterfront living in a comfortable, eclectic cottage filled with unique artwork and mixed textures. A kitchen makeover had to meet the functional and aesthetic needs of the owners as well as blend with adjoining open spaces.

Previous customers, the Korins turned once again to designer Meg O’Neill of the Annapolis Cabinet Discounters showroom. After some looking around to compare both pricing and design options with other local kitchen suppliers, they found that we offered the custom products they desired- within their budget!


MegONeillKorin10“The house is a water front cottage with whimsical art and nice architectural and artistic features that are aided by Kathy’s work as a Fiber Artist. Those features impacted the design and feel of the kitchen and home office desk area. We worked together on all components of the design and finish options.


MegONeillKorin19The kitchen eating area was a challenge as the top had to be large enough for their table needs but was a peninsula without supporting cabinetry. We designed two double faced wine cabinets that were joined by a custom panel to provide the needed support for the Soapstone top and added functional storage without the look of a box cabinet.

The sink area was given routed grooves in the top that serves as a drain board for dish washing.” Meg O’Neill

Meg O’Neill: Why did you choose Cabinet Discounters?
The Korins: We considered a large number of sources and contractors and chose CD based on their selection, ability to customize color, tailor cabinet selection, and provide a general contractor approach to most of the project. Flexibility in all these factors was key.

Meg O’Neill: What made you decide to remodel?
The Korins: We bought the house about 4 years ago and always intended to remodel the kitchen. We had used Cabinet Discounters earlier for cabinets on a bathroom remodel.

Meg O’Neill: Can you describe your experience working with our [designers and installers]?
The Korins: We were very pleased with all the people we worked with. Meg was great in her ability to detail out a design and then make adjustments as we refined our choices. The in-home walkthrough was critical. Joe Melo who did the majority of the work was outstanding to work with. He did a lot of custom work and had great attention to detail. He would always offer us alternatives on in-process decisions. The process was completed right on schedule and with minimum household disruption.

Meg O’Neill: How satisfied are you with the outcome?
The Korins: We are thrilled with both the outcome AND the smooth process!