Rollingwood Kitchen and Living Remodel

This client reached out to us to help them create a more open and functional floor plan in the main living areas of their home. The clients had two young children and they wanted to open their kitchen up to the family room to feel more connected while preparing dinner. The wall separating the kitchen and family room chopped up the space and created a dark kitchen that felt small and enclosed, even with the large pass-through at the sink. The client’s dining room and living room were within the same long space, with no clear delineation between the two making furniture arrangement difficult. Because of this, and the fact that the space was completely separated from the rest of the home, the formal living room was rarely used.  We incorporated the space of the living room into the remodel to open up the floor plan.

We started by completely removing the wall separating the kitchen and family room which allowed us to create a long work surface and counter seating which was perfect for the kids and informal dining. We also removed the wall separating the kitchen and dining room to create a galley-style kitchen that leads to a wet bar area and directly into the newly reconfigured dining room which had previously been the unused formal living room. We created a wide cased opening in the wall that separated the family room from the new dining room to continue the open concept. This allows light coming in from the dining room to spread into the family room making both spaces bright and airy.  Lastly, because there was no true definition between the entry and the new dining space, we added a wall with another cased opening. This allowed us to better define the dining room while still keeping the open concept throughout the entire plan.

We drew the remodel and although we did not make the final finish selections, we think this remodel turned out beautifully.  The bright and open spaces are a drastic difference from the previous chopped up floor plan that created dark, isolated spaces. The new open concept functions perfect for this family of four and lends itself as a great place to entertain!

See our “Before” and “After” photos as well as the floor plans to see the amazing transformation!


Architectural Drawings: Paula Ables Interiors

Builder: Ford Ellis Construction

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Remodeling and Home Design