Removing wall opens up kitchen

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ORIGINAL KITCHEN:   This home is located in the South Harbour subdivision in Noblesville and was built in 1973.  The current owner has lived there for 25 years and is the second owner.

REASONS FOR REMODELING:   Why remodel?  “I always wanted a bigger kitchen.  There was so much wasted space in the dining room, and the kitchen was smaller than those in most people’s apartments.  It was a galley kitchen with little counter space and a huge pantry.  There was no room for anything else.  The builder must have felt that the large pantry meant there was no need for any other kitchen space!  I had new cabinets, flooring and appliances installed in 2003 but it really did not help with the space issue.  I decided I was going to stay here, as I like the neighborhood and the water, so it was time to expand the kitchen.”

DESIGN PROCESS:   The owner went through a detailed design phase looking at several design schemes over the course of 5 weeks.  “The goal of the remodel was better use of space.”

KITCHEN DETAILS:   The expanded kitchen includes new painted maple cabinets in bisque and ebony capped with a two-piece crown along with new Hi-Macs solid surface countertops in Aztec Quartz color and bullnose edge.  The floor includes new 13” x 13” porcelain tile from Dal Tile in Delta Gray color.  The lighting upgrades include recessed can lights, under-cabinet lights and decorative mini-pendants over the peninsula.  The new white solid surface sink includes a Delta Palo stainless pull out faucet.

FAVORITE FEATURES:   The owner commented on her favorite features.  “The peninsula and the wall of cabinets are my favorite parts of the remodel.  The red pendants give me the splash of color I wanted against the black and white cabinets.  The small island gives me room to the unload groceries and to place food when I have parties.  Before, there was no space for me to entertain in my kitchen.”

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