Express Kitchen Showroom 511 Main Street Medfield Ma 02052

May2012


Kitchen Transformation with Custom Glass Backsplash

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Need

The homeowners wanted to update and personalize the look and style of their kitchen, add more preparation and storage space, and enlarge the dining and sitting areas.

Solution:

The home is located in a neighborhood of colonial-style homes built in the 1970’s and abuts wooded conservation land. In order to maintain the style of the home and maximize the benefit of the conservation land, we added the new dining and sitting areas off the back of the home and surrounded it with windows, giving a panoramic view of the outdoors and allowing ample light into the space. A unique design feature of the new dining area is the octagonal ceiling which posed a construction challenge but gives the room dimension and character.

One of the homeowners grew up in Bermuda and wanted to create a tranquil, tropical feel to the kitchen and … Read More »



Kitchen Remodel for a Growing Family

Need:

As their three young children got older, the homeowners felt they were outgrowing their kitchen. In addition, they found the layout restrictive and especially did not like having the refrigerator located in a heavily trafficked area. They wanted their kitchen to be a place where friends and family could comfortably gather and enjoy.

Solution:
The island was a crucial feature to the homeowners. We designed it with two levels so it can be used for work and dining. By angling the ends, we were able to gain the length to accommodate the family without it feeling too big. Lastly, we used a creamy “Brie” color on the island while the perimeter cabinets are in a deep, rich cherry in order to define and balance the space.

One of the challenges we encountered during design related to the ceiling of the proposed addition. … Read More »



Updated Transitional Style Kitchen Remodel

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Need:

The homeowners felt their kitchen “was not their own” – outdated, inefficient and not their taste.

Solution:
By changing the location of the appliances, eliminating the closet and adding an island, we were able to achieve many of their objectives. The finishes were replaced with cherry wood cabinets, hardwood floors, granite countertops and high end appliances. Accents such as the sage color on the island and the custom designed tile vignette over the stove spice up the space and are reflective of the homeowners’ style. We were able to create a highly functional, upscale kitchen with unique accents without increasing the footprint or breaking the bank.

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Transitional Style on a Budget

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Need:

The homeowner felt her kitchen was outdated, dark and cramped.

Solution:
While the budget did not allow for us to increase the footprint of the kitchen, opening up the wall between the kitchen and family room created a more open feel and allowed space for a breakfast bar. An updated and more upscale look was achieved with shaker style natural cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a slate backsplash, and hardwood floors. With creative design and careful selection of materials, this homeowner was able to realize her dreams for her kitchen while respecting the budget.

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Bright Transitional Style Kitchen Remodel

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Need:

This 40-year old raised ranch frustrated our clients  with the small kitchen area and limiting layout of the kitchen, living room and dining room.

Solution:

Our plan was to remove the walls between the kitchen, dining room and living room and open up the whole space. The completely remodeled kitchen featuring new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a new center island is now a showcase, and the focus of both the living and dining rooms.

However the renovation did present one fairly significant challenge. We had to transfer the weight of the main support beam without disturbing the finished basement ceiling below. To do this, we removed more of the subfloor in the kitchen and cut in new beam work.

The homeowners were also quite concerned that any “modern” updates would not take away from its inherent architecture and style. To avoid … Read More »



Traditional Kitchen with Island

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Need:

The homeowners who enjoy cooking and entertaining wanted to change the look, improve the flow and increase the functionality of their kitchen.

Solution:

By eliminating the peninsula, the island was enlarged to include space for seating, food preparation, sink, dishwasher, microwave, warming drawer and storage. The new layout also permitted room for another food preparation area which is ideal for entertaining. Warmer tones and new features such as the arched entryway, half walls with columns, French doors and enhanced lighting help to completely transform this kitchen.

Existing conditions created project challenges. In the far corner of the kitchen there was a rarely used indoor grill whose stone surround was attached to the floor to ceiling fireplace in the adjoining family room. To make this area useful and maintain the … Read More »






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