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Category Archive for "Kitchen Projects"

Major kitchen addition

The Challenge: The kitchen was tiny and disconnected from the home. It had walls everywhere and only one person could work in it at a time. The Idea: Create a kitchen addition that incorporated an existing covered patio. Knock the walls out and blend the dining room, eliminate soffits and create a large island that...

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Small Kitchen Expansion

The Challenge: This kitchen was cramped. As is often the case the client had discovered a great solution prior to our arrival. Relocating the laundry room behind a pocket door and removing a wall would allow the kitchen to expand. Refacing (vs. replacing) the cabinets was what was going to keep the project on budget....

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Quick Classy Kitchen Makeover

The Challenge: This kitchen was a “contractor special” as we say in the business. It was done as inexpensively as possible. Our client who uses the kitchen needed an update. There was no emphasis put on the end user. We were locked in on a low budget, and the client was clear on what she...

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Complete Kitchen Remodel 1950’s

The Challenge: This kitchen was a mess. It was screaming to be remodeled. It was U shaped and had a electric range on the end of the peninsula with  an inadequate hood. It had very little storage space, and a bad traffic pattern. The refrigerator was in the way and only one person could use...

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Kitchen & Bath Project

The Challenge: This is a home on a hillside in Boise’s North End that had a bathroom between the tight kitchen and the view. It also had a raised platform for a dining area that was a tripping hazard. We needed to relocate the bathroom and open up the kitchen. The Idea: To relocate the...

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New Kitchen Addition

The Challenge: This is a home had a tiny galley kitchen, the plan was to create a new kitchen in an addition near by as part of a whole house remodeling project The Idea: Add 10′ to the South, remove and exterior bearing wall and create a hallway where the kitchen was and a wrapped...

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Kitchen & First Floor Remodel

The Challenge: This is a home that was fairly original, built in the 1970’s and recently put on the market. It suffered from being too tight in the kitchen with 3′ between island and stove with oppressive dark oak and a formal dining room the made the home feel cramped . The challenge was to...

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Complete Kitchen Addition 1930’s

The Challenge: This is a home was in need of a larger kitchen. The home was built in 1938. The plan took shape when the clients wife called him to say she just bought an island! terrified he was imagining spending the rest of his life in isolation somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Thankfully it...

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Kitchen Remodeling 70’s

The Challenge: This is late 1970s household with an enclosed kitchen. The owners wanted to have a more ‘open’ concept with natural lighting. They hired an architect to design and draw the plans, and came to us to implement the plan. They gave us a photograph of the desired final look. The Idea: Eliminate multiple...

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Kitchen Remodel 1960’s

The Challenge: This was a 60’s Kitchen that had outdated appliances and a poor workflow. The kitchen it felt cramped and needed updating on a very tight budget. The Idea: Open the area between the entry / living room and create a counter. Rearrange the appliances. The Solution: We opened up the wall and used...

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