When Guy and Nancy Phillips contacted us for their kitchen remodel in Georgetown, DE, they had already remodeled most of their house. They live on a working farm, and renovations were necessary to update the house. Since the kitchen was the last of the public spaces that needed a change, we took our design cues from both the furniture in the adjacent living room and our clients’ down-to-earth lifestyle. Nancy also had a list of items that she wanted to include in the kitchen to maximize efficiency. So we changed the footprint of the kitchen to open the space and still leave room for the grandkids to sit in the kitchen while Nancy bakes or cooks for the family.
Choosing Kitchen Products
We began the kitchen remodel by choosing products according to our clients’ needs for style and functionality. We decided on a flat panel maple door from Decorá in a medium stain. The Rivington door has an ogee profile, which softens the stark shaker style.
We chose plywood for the custom cabinets, which feature soft-close doors and full-extension soft-close drawers. We also included the following features in the cabinet layout:
- Double trash base
- Super Lazy Susan with chrome trays
- Box column pull-out
- Super sink base with tilt trays
- Wood utensil organizer
- Base pot and pan pull-out
- Mixing base
- Tray base with dividers
- Base with deep roll trays
- Small cove crown molding
- Cabinet edge light molding
For the kitchen countertops, Nancy didn’t want granite or quartz. She didn’t like the coldness of the material, so we chose an upgraded laminate from Formica and incorporated an under-mount stainless steel sink from Karran. The Phillips also purchased new stainless steel appliances, and we selected decorative cabinet hardware from Berenson to complement the cabinetry style and appliance finish.
New DuraCeramic flooring, lighting, and a decorative yet functional foot rest at the island completed this Georgetown kitchen remodel and gave the Phillips a new, inviting space for both family and friends to enjoy. Our clients couldn’t be happier with the finished result! They contacted us to say:
“Yes we are enjoying our kitchen! Thank you for all you did—helping with ideas and listening to ours! Everyone who comes in just loves the remodel. My sister-in-law was over a few days ago; when she walked in she said, “Wow, I’m turning around and walking in again!” The best part is I know of nothing that I would change.” – Nancy Phillips