It is a fairly common occurrence for Normandy Designers to meet with homeowners whose tired kitchens need some new life. The owners of this Chicago home had a kitchen that hadn’t been updated in 25 years, and the space felt outdated and isolated from the rest of the home.
They began working with Normandy Designer John Long to transform the space – and the final result is absolutely stunning. The homeowners’ main goal was to update the kitchen and redesign it to achieve a more open floorplan. “We determined that the two partition walls were non-load bearing and could be completely removed,” says John, “This opened up the space in a truly dramatic way.” The desire to have the kitchen more connected to other areas is an increasingly popular trend among homeowners, and a solution that worked beautifully in this home. The final effect makes everything seem more spacious and the entire first floor flows more naturally. The new kitchen exceeded the homeowners’ expectations and has greatly improved their dining and entertaining experience.
John’s creativity transformed the kitchen in a contemporary way the homeowners’ didn’t believe seemed possible at first, and received flattering recognition from remodeling and design peers.
The kitchen has been recognized with an Honorable Mention 2011 Remodeling Excellence Award from National Association Remodeling Industry (NARI) Greater Chicagoland in the Residential Kitchen $30,000-60,000 category
Register for our free upcoming seminar entitled “The Live-In Kitchen” which will cover the increasing popularity of these open floor plans and living spaces.