With their kitchen showing its age, a local customer had grown weary of their builder-grade kitchen that truly lacked the aesthetics for which they had been searching. The outdated cabinets and countertops were too old and not a great look, so they knew that a change was on the horizon.
“Our kitchen was a typical 1997 new-build, contractor grade white with green laminate countertops – most definitely time for an upgrade! Plus, I’d discovered the builder had framed out our bar area hiding an additional 18” wide space that could have been used. When it comes to kitchens, there’s no such thing as unusable space! When we demoed the kitchen we even found where one of the builder’s crew had spray painted “Use space?” on the subfloor in that spot!”
Knowing that they had a previous, long-standing relationship and friendship with our designer Claudia Gillespie, the customer visited the Cabinet Discounters showroom in Olney to get the ball rolling on their project.
“I went to college with Claudia and have worked with her in the past.”
Having professional experience as a designer, the customer knew exactly what a kitchen remodel entailed. And when an issue arose along the way, she was very pleased with our ability to help her and work through it.
“Being a designer, I’m well aware that no project is completed without some surprises or issues along the line, but I have to say every department at Cabinet Discounters stepped up and handled any issues with no attempts to try to dodge responsibility. That type of company ethics is so important to me. Mistakes happen; own it, fix it and you’ll have lifelong business referrals from your customers.”
Working along with Claudia, the customer selected Brighton Cabinetry with Meadowview door style. The perimeter cabinets are Maple Custom in a green color with custom wear and sand, and the island cabinetry is Rustic Alder Natural with brown glaze. The kitchen countertops are Caesarstone Statuario Nuvo quartz, and the countertops on the free-standing cabinets near the living room are Black Pearl leathered granite.
“My kitchen turned out beautifully and has been receiving ooohs, and ahhhs from visitors. We wanted our new kitchen to have a warm old-world charm, so we decided on a warm porcelain Versailles pattern tile floor, deep green painted cabinets for our perimeter wall/base cabinets, rustic alder for the island cabinets, and a soft white with subtle veining Caesarstone countertop – we absolutely love it!”
The size of the kitchen and layout of the cabinets and countertops allowed the customer room for a refrigerator that, because it’s only countertop depth, is much wider than their previous fridge. The new appliance has made life much easier for the customer.
“We went with a counter depth Thermador column refrigerator and freezer, but because of losing the depth we went much a wider than typical refrigerator/freezer. Our combo is 6’ wide and has been dubbed “The Food Vault.” We no longer have to run downstairs to the extra refrigerator in the basement to store the extra milk, or pots/pans with leftovers – absolute joy!”
Now that the job has been completed, the customer is loving the new space in the center of their home.
“Kitchens are the heart of the home, and ours is open to our family room so it is most definitely the hub of our home.”
If you are searching for a new heart of your home, then Cabinet Discounters is the right place for you. Sign up today for a showroom appointment with one of our experience 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!