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Case Study: Kitchen Remodeling Update

Washa Remodeling & Design recently completed this gorgeous total kitchen remodel for homeowners in Madison. Our team turned a cramped u-shaped kitchen into a light and airy space that also opened up the main floor space.

The Kitchen: Before

The homeowners love their Madison home, but they wanted to completely remodel their closed-in, dated kitchen. It would require knocking down walls to create a more open floor plan, tearing out existing cabinetry, and include many other updates that would transform a dark, closed-in kitchen to a spacious, bright area.

The homeowners wanted these changes:

  • Eliminate a bottleneck that affected the flow of the walking area.
  • Open up the walls as much as possible to create a more open flow to each area.
  • The cabinets were old, dark wood and needed to be updated.
  • The lighting was inadequate and made the kitchen look dark and small.
  • The countertop was old and needed to be replaced for a modern look.



The Kitchen: After

First, the floor plan was updated to allow a better flow including a more consistent connection to the rest of the floor plan. To further improve the flow, the sink was moved from an off-center position on the island to the a centered position looking out the window.

Cabinetry: We installed new built-in cabinetry that gave the homeowners ample space for dishes, cookware, and small appliances. The homeowners chose a beautiful white painted finish. A significant amount of space was built into the kitchen with additional cabinetry. The existing pantry closet was removed, and we opened up the wall between the family room and the kitchen.

Countertops: The homeowners were drawn to the look and feel of soapstone countertops. The countertops were carried throughout the kitchen including the island and the sink.

Flooring: The existing wood plank flooring was sanded and refinished.

Lighting: Lighting was an important component of this kitchen redesign since the homeowners wanted a much brighter and more welcoming room. With the cathedral ceiling, they incorporated  recessed lights for everyday function, 2 large shaded pendants over the island, and several armed wall sconces over the sink.

After the renovation was completed, the homeowners had a new oven, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher installed.  As you can see from the pictures, their new kitchen was designed with everything that they desired, and it was finished within a tight timeframe. They told us that they enjoyed working with their design consultant and project manager, and they’re thrilled with the results of their project from Washa Remodeling & Design.

If you want to spice things up and create a stylish room for your home, the kitchen is the best place to start. Whether you’re planning on just a few updates or a complete remodel of your space, your kitchen redesign will add value to your home.