Cramped space, narrow doorways, and dated cabinets – that is what the Trupe’s had. The time was right to set a transformation in motion.
The first step was to call Amos from ALL Renovation & Design. The homeowners and Amos had been friends for the past 20 years, thanks to a deck Amos had built for them. And Amos immediately caught their vision for the kitchen.
The Trupe’s dream kitchen wasn’t going to be without challenges. The door leading to the outside had to go. The narrow doorway between the kitchen and the dining room had to go too.
But how to match the 20-year-old siding?
But what to do with the wires in the wall?
And though getting rid of the outside door and the doorway gave more room, how would an island, big enough to be useful, fit? Space. That was the challenge.
Countless design concepts. Countless ideas to work through. From the beginning, Amos committed to the extra mile.
Once the island size and cabinet placement were decided, Amos’s team began work in earnest. The custom-built oak cabinets with an espresso stain finish were the starting place for the project. All other colors and materials were chosen to complement the cabinetry, such as the Daltile glazed porcelain tile floor in the Saddle Brook style and the Farmhouse color.
The backsplash proved to be a challenge. Have you ever settled on the absolutely perfect option only to find that it is forever discontinued by the manufacturer? That’s what happened. Thankfully, the Trupe’s second choice (an Anatolia Bliss Fusion Ice mosaic) blended beautifully with the granite countertop.
Amazingly, the team was able to match the 20-year-old siding perfectly.
The corner cabinet took creativity as well. Cutting the corner (literally) did the trick. By adding a corner cabinet and cutting the corner of the island countertop, the Trupe’s are delighted to have a usable walkway around the island.
“It sounds trivial,” Mr. Trupe remembers, but, instead of going with a plain side to the wood-work around the fridge, the ALL R&D team suggested matching the detail of the cabinet paneling: “I love it.”
Trivial? Not at all. That is part of making your dreams even better in reality.