Garfield Street Remodel
The Garfield Street Kitchen, or as we’re calling it, the #GarfieldStreetReno project is a new kitchen remodel that we’re extremely excited about.
At first glance, it’s a new type of kitchen for us to remodel, as it’s a bit smaller than we’re used to and doesn’t have a ton of space for us to push into other rooms.
To start, we knocked out the main wall, which was previously a door-sized opening leading into the kitchen. This will allow us to add a breakfast bar and prep space while keeping the open feel to the kitchen.
The main goal of this job is to expand the kitchen without pushing into other rooms, add countertop and prep space, and give the aesthetic of the kitchen a facelift.
Expanding and making a kitchen feel bigger without actually adding square footage can be a challenge, but taking out walls and reframing helps to give it an open feel and awesome line-of-sight appeal.
All of the cabinets got ripped out, we removed the old appliances and started coming up with the layout for new appliances, cabinets and countertop space.
The new, open kitchen will have a fridge with cabinets above it, with a pantry next to it. In addition to the new breakfast bar, we’ll be expanding the prep and countertop space.
In the corner of the kitchen, there was an old chimney that we’ll be tweaking and utilizing to give the kitchen and exposed feel. Adding exposed barn wood shelves will complement the exposed brick, giving the kitchen as a whole a raw and organic feel, while complimenting a contrasting modern and clean look with the countertops and cabinets.
If you’re planning on renovating your kitchen or bathroom on your own, make sure you know where electrical lines are, where the plumbing is, and if you are planning to take out walls, check and double check to see if it the wall is load bearing.