A behind the scenes look at our Hopkinton project

May 9, 2015

 

For 3 years our daughters played hockey on the same team.  We were approached by this busy hockey family of 6 to renovate their kitchen.  When we visited the house it was obvious to us that the kitchen was in need of an update.  The old kitchen didn’t fit the house or the homeowner’s lifestyle.  The secluded neighborhood in Hopkinton, MA was a prime location.  Our clients wanted to update the kitchen and enjoy it for the next 5 years when they were planning to sell the home and downsize.

Design challenges:

The overall space was adequate for the size of the home.  The kitchen was located in the back of the house with a beautiful sunroom and deck leading to the backyard pool.  There is a breakfast area and a fireplace in the kitchen.  The old kitchen had a cooktop in the island.  The fridge location was a challenge and some of the walls were not being utilized.

Our solutions:

We moved the cooking surface from the island to the old fridge wall where we were able to install a custom wood hood and properly vent the blower to the outside.  The refrigerator was moved and a counter depth Sub-Zero with custom panels was installed to keep the kitchen isles to the required distances.  We relocated the wall oven and microwave to where an old desk used to be. The granite was extended over the window sill between the sunroom and the kitchen to allow for extra seating. The island was kept clear of appliances, allowing for family gatherings.  The open island was the perfect location to spread the cookie dough for Christmas cookies baking with the family.

Products we used:

The old oak kitchen was replaced with white painted maple cabinets in the perimeter and Old World Colonial Blue custom finish for the island from Shiloh Cabinetry.  The countertops were kept simple with the honed Absolute Black on the perimeter and White Nepal leathered granite on the island for contrast.  To complete this very traditional black and white kitchen we chose a simple 4×4 tumbled white marble for the backsplash.  Wide board Brazilian cherry replaced the old oak floor.  We decided on the cherry to warm up the space.

 

 

 

 

 

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