American Wood Reface Medina, Ohio
When this custom home was built, sacrifices were made in the quality of the kitchen materials in order to save money. As a result, the low-budget kitchen has not aesthetically enhanced this home, nor has it adequately served the homeowners, who soon became disenchanted with the laminate countertops, peeling white thermofoil cabinetry, and outdated color scheme. As the homeowners aged, they began to find it more difficult to access lower cabinet storage. They wanted to make the kitchen more beautiful, modern, and functional while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Our team transformed the cabinets by refacing perimeter cabinetry in solid cherry wood with a Tuscan stain, and the island in solid birch with a distressed black finish. Not only were the cabinets refaced, but the uppers were also extended to the ceiling with custom construction on-site to capture wasted space and create a “wow” factor that the homeowners were looking for. In order to make lower cabinetry more accessible and increase storage capacity, the cabinets were converted to full-extension drawer boxes. In addition, an unused desk area was replaced with a more useful 3-drawer bank whose height was raised to match adjoining cabinets, increasing both storage capacity and workable countertop space. Finally, all countertops were replaced with Cambria Canterbury Quartz and a gleaming glass backsplash in coordinating colors was installed to pull all the design elements together.
In order to create an upscale, contemporary look, several modern design elements were added. Cabinets were updated with flat-paneled, modern doors for a sleek profile, and a glass tile backsplash that has a variegated look was installed to complement both the color of the cabinets and the quartz countertops. To top off the modern look, three sleek pendant lights were installed above the contrasting island for both a bold statement and adequate lighting.