Functional Aesthetics : Kitchen Redesign in Ellicott City

A kitchen makeover often has many goals to achieve: updating the design, creating more space and meeting the functional needs of the client with flooring, cabinetry and countertop choices.

Cabinet Discounters Columbia showroom designer Lorraine Aldridge-Ey worked with the Gallagher family of Ellicott City to remodel an outdated and cumbersome kitchen layout. Together they created a modern, functional kitchen that flows with the adjoining family room and provides a new space for family living and entertaining.


GallagherKitchen7The Dura Ceramic flooring was chosen first and used throughout to visually create a unified space and provide a durable surface for the Gallaghers and their family dog.

GallagherKitchen4A custom peninsula style island solved the traffic flow problem and enabled them to incorporate details such as the built in bookshelf.

Homecrest Brenner Maple kitchen cabinets with an opaque French Vanilla finish are complemented by darker toned countertops in Cambria Wellington. The stainless steel appliances finish the look for a modern, yet classic kitchen that can serve as a canvas for changing decorating styles.

GallagherKitchen5Florida Continent Coastal Sand tile was used as a neutral backsplash and Mosaic Milana Dark Polished tile bordered with Diana Royal pencil creates a focal point over the range.

Lorraine: What made you decide to remodel?
The Gallaghers: Our kitchen/family room needed new flooring for certain. The current floor plan and cabinets lacked functionality so we decided to do a full remodel.

Lorraine: Can you describe your experience working with Cabinet Discounters designers and installers?
The Gallaghers: Lorraine provided great suggestions for design/selections. Installers were all friendly and professional and worked well together. We were amazed that the project was finished on time.

Lorraine: How satisfied are you with the outcome?
The Gallaghers: We are very satisfied with the end result. The flow of the kitchen is much for functional and looks very up to date.

Lorraine: How do you plan on utilizing your new space?
The Gallaghers: We spend most of our time in the kitchen/family room. It is a well-lived in area of our house.