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Kitchen Remodel Shaker Heights

This Shaker Heights kitchen remodel evolved from the client’s desire to have the space integrate with the gracious first floor.  The previous kitchen was small relative to the size of the home and isolated from the primary entertaining and daily living areas.  The project required a major load-bearing wall to be removed in order to expand the footprint and allow the floorplan to flow uncongested.  The result is a beautiful, well-conceived layout that offers seamless transition to adjacent spaces without compromising the formality of the traditional home.

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The wall between the original kitchen and dining room was removed, creating an open concept kitchen/dining area, great for entertaining.


The design called for custom cabinetry, with an oversized, stained island, creating a casual eat-in area, while still maintaining a formal space with the paneled refrigerator and custom 5-piece cabinet doors.


The Hudson Valley Jasper chandelier adds warmth and character to the newly renovated space, seamlessly integrating the kitchen into the rest of the first floor.


A custom hood was built to match the grandness of the home’s formal living and dining room – with beautiful mouldings and trims. The creamy cabinetry is offset by the leathered Absolute Black granite.


A recessed niche over the cooktop creates a space for oils and spices just an arm’s reach away. A classic subway tile gets a sophisticated update in Calacatta marble, which is accented by a marble herringbone mosaic.


A large Rohl, apron-front sink and polished brass faucet add beautiful detail to the large piece of Calacatta quartzite gracing the oversized island.


The original butler’s pantry was updated with new custom-cabinets, hardwood floors, reclaimed wood counters – complete with a bar refrigerator, kegerator, bar sink and dishwasher.


The grey cabinetry and dark, wood counters speak to the rest of the home’s characteristics. In order to coordinate with the main kitchen space, a similar style sink and brass faucet were used, as well as a handmade subway tile.


The dark, wood countertops were sourced from Reclaimed Cleveland/Rustbelt Reclamation.


An original light fixture was salvaged from the old butler’s pantry, adding another touch of character and history back into the new, fresh space.