This townhome was built in 1986 and still had most of it’s original parts. Our clients wishes were pretty straightforward: Bring the home into this timeframe, and improve the look and function of the spaces. He wished for a clean simple look that would require minimal maintenance.
The galley kitchen was surrounded by load-bearing and exterior walls. Our client actually enjoyed the layout of the existing kitchen, so we kept the layout similar. The upper cabinets go full height to the ceiling, eliminating the dust collection space that was above the original cabinets. The white cabinets are a shaker style to keep the look simple. Quartz countertops will be easy to maintain and add a little sparkle. The floor looks like carrera marble but is actually a luxury vinyl tile. Black stainless appliances really pop against the lighter finishes. A counter-depth fridge was specified so as not to intrude on the rest of the room. The backsplash is subtle and pulls a touch of the veining color out of the floor.
This bathroom is tiny and cramped. We briefly considered expanding into other spaces, but our clients budget and desire to maintain the adjacent walk in closet and kids bathroom meant that we needed to get creative within the existing space. In place of a tub, a large shower was created. The shower walls are Corian solid surface panels, with a stripe of black accent tile. The new toilet has a small footprint. The new vanity cabinets are slightly shallower than normal to add a little more space. Finally, the door was replaced and hung to swing into the adjacent bedroom instead of into the bathroom, further adding some precious space.
The luxury vinyl tile floor was carried through the entry and hallway areas of the home, which helped tie these spaces to the kitchen and make things easier for our clients during wet weather. Light fixtures were replaced throughout the home. The laundry washer and dryer were replaced with commercial grade appliances.