2018 Remodeling Excellence Award

Open and Airy Kitchen Remodel

These empty nesters were looking for a larger, brighter kitchen with a better connection to the outside. Their current kitchen was dated and had a compact eating area. It was semi-open to the family room and only had one small window. They wanted a large, open area that allowed them to spread out and enjoy views of their entire yard.Before picture of kitchen and family room addition with an open floor plan

Normandy Designer Vince Weber stepped into to help bring their vision to life. The kitchen was completely gutted and remodeled. In the process, an entire wall was eliminated, making way for a new addition. “The addition is loaded with windows to provide plenty of natural light giving them the views that they desired along with a new seating and eating area for meals and entertaining – book club gatherings are a regular occurrence, so this was important,” said Vince.

Large center island with dark wood and five seats, white cabinetryThe new updated kitchen has a transitional look. It boasts plenty of counter space for prepping meals and high end appliances, including two ovens (steam and regular) and an induction cooktop. The island is massive with plenty of seating for a quick meal and drawers for storage giving it the look of a hutch.

Open floor plan with kitchen, family room and eating area“The materials in the kitchen are functional and beautiful,” said Vince. “They include a ceramic backsplash, glass tile and quartz countertops. There’s even an appliance garage to hide the toaster and mixer. The white-painted cabinets have a glaze to add some depth and contrast with the dark stained island.”

When it came to lighting, we re-positioned all the can lights in the ceiling with dimmers. Decorative pendants also carry an aesthetic consistent with other spaces in the home. Sky lights and windows in the addition also bring in an abundance of natural light.

The new addition looks as though it was built that way to begin with. It consistently blends with all the finishes and architecture in the rest of the home.Kitchen and Family Room Addition with window for a view of the beautiful yard

The style and function of this addition earned it a Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Greater Chicagoland. This award, which is selected by a panel of experts, recognizes beautiful and well-thought-out designs in the Chicagoland area.

Set up a time to meet with award-winning designer Vince Weber to discuss your remodeling or addition needs. Or, register to attend an upcoming workshop to learn tips and tricks to make your living space work for you.  You can also follow Normandy Remodeling on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or check out the Normandy photo gallery for more design ideas and inspiration.

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