American University Park
Contemporary Kitchen Remodel Washington DC Did Not Start Out That Way More
Design Craft Cabinets, a frame-less full access cabinet, a flat panel door called Bella and a Reconstituted Heartwood Finish More
I could not be happier! More
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A classic colonial built in 1939 the year the great depression ended and World War II began. The average house in the US sold for $3,800.00 and you could probably get a complete kitchen remodeled for less than $500.00. In 2016 when the owners called Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths to begin discussing a kitchen and bathroom remodel the house was still a classic colonial now 77 years old. Similar to most 77 year old people the house’s bones were a bit creaky & cracked, the kitchen’s style and fashion were very yesteryear. The owner described being in the kitchen as being “sent to the kitchen” a secluded room with no real space for more than one person. She describe feeling alone. Abutting the kitchen on the west side was a breakfast nook that was really just a wide hallway to the rear door, basement door, small closet door and the door to the living room. You could describe it as a small room made of many doors leading elsewhere. Abutting the kitchen on the south side was the dining room with it’s own small door to the kitchen. The combination of rooms on this east side of the house was tight and boxy.
Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths senior kitchen designer Hamid Fadakar and the owner met in the showroom in the early summer to discuss remodeling aspirations, style and budget. The owners adamantly loved their house, loved the neighborhood (Wagshal’s Delicatessen was a block away what more could you want in a neighborhood! So good I have provided a link.), they hated the cramped kitchen, dining and breakfast rooms. They wanted an open floor plan and a contemporary kitchen. A clean uncluttered look, minimalistic. The showroom displays several huge kitchen 24′ by 20′ or more and several smaller kitchens along with several bathroom displays. The cabinetry shown is by five manufacturers Medallion Cabinetry, Design Craft Cabinets, Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Jay Rambo Cabinetry, Miralis Cabinets and Belmont Cabinetry. Most offer hundreds of door variations and finishes and cabinetry can be had in framed or frame-less. The owner honed in on Design Craft Cabinets, a frame-less full access cabinet, a flat panel door called Bella and a Reconstituted Heartwood Finish.
The next meeting was at the house for measurement and an assessment of infrastructure. Based upon conditions found a decision was made to have one of our construction crews come out to open up a few walls and the ceiling as soon as the project was retained. Hamid Fadakar is a meticulous and creative designer an enviable combination. He is an expert with our software Chief Architect. Our software is able to render a room or the entire house in almost photographic quality. You could say Hamid and Chief together are experts at turning the intangible; it does not exist, into the tangible; a series of photo’s of what could exist. Over the course of the next couple of weeks Hamid and the owners worked hard on the design and selection of materials.