When you’re looking for a new home, location is key. Whether your new house is convenient to your job, family, friends, or anything else you’re looking for, finding the right spot is very important. But even if you’ve found the right house, the style and design of the kitchen inside may not be up to your expectations. A local family found themselves in this same situation after moving into a new home, and knew that they simply had to do something about the kitchen.
“We purchased our 6 acre farmette ‘as is.’ The kitchen – and the rest of the house – was still very early 1980s and the kitchen was badly in need of a makeover. Plus – I wanted the space to reflect a warm ‘farmhouse’ aesthetic and tweak it to accommodate casual impromptu gatherings – which we tend to have a lot.”
After beginning their search for a new kitchen in their new home, the customers decided to visit the Cabinet Discounters showroom in Olney. Once inside, they met with designer Doreen Bliss who was able to show them cabinetry that fit exactly the style for which they had been looking.
“Cabinet Discounters had a fantastic selection of cabinets and several that reflected the aesthetic I was looking to capture. When I met Doreen – who was the kitchen designer – I knew she would be the perfect partner for achieving my vision.”
Doreen was an integral part throughout this remodel. The customers were very happy with the knowledge and expertise that she possessed, and she was able to offer advice and suggestions all along the way.
“Doreen was absolutely amazing. She came to measure everything and talked to me at length about what I was trying to achieve. She truly understands kitchen functionality and was incredibly helpful in ensuring that the space was highly usable as well as aesthetically pleasing. She made a few design suggestions that I was unsure of but ultimately chose to pursue – like taking out a column on one of the walls and turning the eat-in space into a banquette. I’m glad I took her advice. It was totally the right decision!”
In addition to their experience with Doreen, the family found their interactions with everyone else went very smoothly as well. They were also happy with the delivery of cabinetry and advanced knowledge of when things would be delivered or installed.
“The cabinet delivery was prompt and they did a wonderful job keeping me apprised of dates etc…. Everyone at Cabinet Discounters was just lovely. Once everything was delivered the installation was a breeze and went quickly. And Doreen was always available if we had any questions along the way.”
Working along with Doreen, the family selected Brighton Cabinetry with Hillsbrad door style and Maple Dover color. The new kitchen is truly able to capture the farmhouse atmosphere for which the customers had been searching.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and am grateful to have had the help of Cabinet Discounters in design decisions.”
The family is now finding that everyday life, as well as gathering with friends and family, has been made incredibly easier with their new kitchen.
“The new kitchen is the primary gathering place in the house. From the new eat at peninsula to the banquette to the coffee bar area — it’s definitely the place to be. Everything in my kitchen has a logical place to live now – which makes keeping it tidy so much easier. Plus, it’s just so warm and fun I just like spending time in it — with my friends gathered around the peninsula having coffee or a beer!”
In the end, despite the sometimes daunting task of undergoing a kitchen remodel, the family could not be happier with how everything turned out – thanks in large part to Doreen.
“Any renovation is stressful – but I always felt I was in good hands with Doreen. The design advice and knowledge of appliance options etc. was top notch from beginning to end!!”
If you are like this family and want your kitchen to better fit your style and vision, then Cabinet Discounters is the perfect place for you. You can sign up today for a showroom appointment with one of our experienced designers. With seven convenient Baltimore-Washington area locations, there is a Cabinet Discounters near you! We can’t wait to get started on your project.