With their two daughters away at college, these empty nesters thought they’d have some newfound space in their Lansdale home. They soon realized that the kitchen and family room still felt cramped and uncomfortable, even with fewer people in the house.
Counter space was very limited in the kitchen, and it didn’t take long to clutter up the little work room they had. In fact, it was usually necessary to clean up the area before even getting started cooking — an extra step that made meal prep less enjoyable. When the girls came home and wanted to spend quality time together, fitting the whole family in one space was difficult. While they could see into the adjoining rooms, a half-wall made it feel segmented and closed-off.
The laundry room next to the kitchen provided a perfect opportunity to expand our clients’ cramped quarters. After relocating the washer and dryer, the Custom Craft team removed the wall between the two rooms, creating space for a more functional kitchen. Taking down the half-wall between the kitchen and family room made this area feel much more open and conducive to entertaining.
The extra square footage created room for an additional countertop and cabinets, plus a convenient center island. The butcherblock surface on the island provides a spacious spot to prepare food, and the extra drawers and cabinets create much-needed storage. As a bonus, the island was painted a bold green — a wonderful pop of color that complements the warm tones of the bamboo flooring.
With the kitchen and family room one cohesive space, the family room also needed some refreshing updates. We achieved this by removing the dated brick wall and replacing the fireplace surround with a stunningly modern black and white hearth and mantel.
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