Monday, March 1, 2010

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling a Kitchen and Bathroom in Catonsville, Maryland

In a leafy suburb of Catonsville, we were asked to remodel a kitchen which had not been remodeled since the 1950s along with a dated pink bathroom.   Our client asked us to design and install a modern kitchen with a rustic and natural charm.  We also designed and installed a complete bathroom remodel.  The homeowner was not only looking for a kitchen and bathroom that appealed to her but also for a remodel which would increase the value of the home and make it more marketable as the homeowner is planning to sell the house in the near future.  A kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most likely to increase appeal to potential buyers and her existing kitchen and bathroom were a decided detraction from the house in general.  

The kitchen originally had metal cabinets, badly deteriorated countertop, old wall paper, outdated appliances and vinyl flooring.  A dated lamp hung in the center of the room.  

We installed new maple cabinets, manufactured a new concrete countertop on site, installed new ceramic floor tiles, marble wall tiles with a river stone border and all new stainless steel appliances.  The finishing touch was recessed lights over the window, wall paper removal and paint application.
The natural color scheme and use of natural tile materials on the wall behind the stove and counter as well as ceramic tile on the floor which imitated natural stone, brought a rustic character to an otherwise modern kitchen. 
The original bathroom contained vinyl flooring, pink tub, toilet and sink and maroon window curtain and shower curtain.  Taking into account the bathroom's small space and limited light we designed the bathroom with white tub, toilet, sink and white shower tile, adding a simple design of marble tiles around the window and shower border.

The window was made opaque with a floral design removing the need for a window curtain and eliminating the trapping of moisture between the curtain and window, this also increased the natural light in the bathroom. The shower curtain was replaced with a shower door. The floor was covered with ceramic tile again of a rustic stone design.  Wall paint was selected to complement the colors in the tile floor and to accentuate the marble design in the tub surround.

The final product was a fresh look which made the most of the small bathroom and brought a brightness to the bathroom which was absent in the original dated pink version.