The Eller’s came to us wanting a kitchen remodel that fit their personal style and the traditional feel of their home. It was important that we did everything we could to help achieve a functional environment for them. We were working with a huge open area with a choppy layout and very little storage. An over-sized laundry room was located directly behind the kitchen taking up a lot of usable kitchen space. We decided our best option would be to expand into the laundry room making a walk-in pantry. We brought in CF Olsen Designs (located in Ogden) to create a kitchen with ample cabinet space while we started designing the new floor plan.
We would use the cabinets to create a hidden walk in pantry. We worked with the client to do custom shelving that fit all of their small appliances, dishes, snacks, cleaning supplies - ect. Eliminating a portion of the laundry room, which was the size of a bedroom, allowed the client to gain so much storage! When we took final pictures of the project, some shelves were actually still empty!
There was a large section of wall adjacent to the kitchen that wasn’t being utilized. We racked our brains trying to think of how to add storage into this area without going overboard. The Eller’s were adamant that we get as much storage into the kitchen as possible. We decided on doing a buffet area that would include two full height pantry cabinets, decorative glass front cabinets, and plenty of counter space for holidays and entertaining!
My favorite part of this project ended up being the floors! We decided to keep the oak but do a sand and refinish. We use Nexus Flooring on all of our hardwood projects and he never disappoints!
He sanded down the aged gold tones and went back in with a gray stain throughout the entire main level of the home. The finished product ended up being so amazing that we have had multiple clients copy the Eller’s!
We removed the old carpet from the living area and weaved in the same hardwood. We eliminated all of the old maple railing with custom milled alder railing stained to match the cabinets. We then complimented this by gutting the fireplace completely and going back in with a new insert, floor to ceiling stacked stone and a custom alder mantle.
In the kitchen we decided to square up the island and keep the countertop all one height. We moved the refrigerator over to the sink wall and went in with an amazing Dacor double drawer counter depth refrigerator. We did a single wall oven and convection microwave in order to do an induction cooktop in the island.
After choosing cabinet colors we went to Bedrock Quartz in Layton to choose 2 slabs of White Springs granite. We ended up hand selecting specific slabs from Arizona Tile’s quarry. We pulled the gray tones out of the stone by doing a light gray hexagonal ceramic tile backsplash.
We really wanted to make everything pop so we added dimmable undercabinet lighting under all of the cabinets as well as inside all of the glass front cabinets. Once all of the lighting was installed… this kitchen literally sparkled.
This space is especially amazing because they stuck to the style of the home as well as their own personal style. Everything that went into this space was 100% unique to the Eller’s and that is what makes it a signature project for Top Tier.