A 12″ drop soffit ceiling, tiger striped oak plywood cabinetry, 4′ fluorescent lights with plastic diffusers (they actually had a full stained glass design involving bananas, grapes, and other fruit), and ceramic tile countertops were the reason that this 1977 kitchen needed and update.
The owners wanted a bright, functional kitchen for entertaining and cooking for family. In order to remove the soffit and give the ceiling a seamless look, minor plumbing had to be rerouted.
Recessed canister lighting replace the industrial fixtures.
We designed, constructed, and install solid alder raised-panel cabinetry, stained a custom color of the homeowners choosing.
The cabinetry house eight full extension pull-out shelves, a garbage can pull-out, a sponge tilt tray, soft-close doors, full-extension soft-close dovetailed drawers, a lazy-susan, and a separate cookie sheet compartment.
A travertine and glass tile backsplash compliments the maintenance–free (15 year sealer) granite countertops and is showcased by three xenon under-cabinet lights.
By staying within the same footprint of the original cabinetry we were able to keep the “newer” original tongue and groove flooring.