Previous clients of ours were looking to remodel their 2nd home, a Wye Riverfront property in Queenstown, Maryland. They had owned the home for 16 years, and as they were looking toward retirement and living there full time, they wanted to “spruce it up a bit”.
As the homeowners began to evaluate the current state of their home, they recognized that while the kitchen had functioned perfectly well for many years, it had become outdated and didn’t reflect their current style. After talking with neighbors and flipping through home magazines for inspiration, they decided to call in the experts: Reithlingshoefer Design Studio (RDS) for the architectural and interior design; 314 Design Studio as the kitchen and bath designer, with Lundberg Builders leading the custom construction.
The sprucing up that was originally planned ultimately became a much larger whole first floor remodel project after RDS recommended removing a dividing wall from the kitchen to open up the floor plan and to expand and re-orient the dining and living spaces to better support large gatherings on the first floor with the kitchen as the driving force and central hub for the homeowners love of entertaining.
In addition to the demolition of the original fireplace, which was situated in the corner of the living room, a new fireplace was designed and built along with custom bookshelves and cabinets for storage.
The team at 314 Design Studio worked closely and collaboratively with RDS and the client to help make selections on the countertops, custom island, cabinetry, range hood, appliances, lighting, accents and finishes, and Lundberg Builder kept the final construction moving forward with careful construction management and meticulous custom craftsmanship.
The gorgeous cobalt custom built multi-level island was designed to create a focal point, with designated prep area, eating and entertaining space. The custom range hood adds modern drama to the overarching blue, white and brass maritime look and feel of the design.
The window above the sink is new, which opens up to the screened porch, and now allows a beautiful view while cleaning up, as well as more natural light into the kitchen. Plato custom cabinetry is taken ceiling height to draw the eye up.
One of the client’s favorite new spaces is the sitting area
that was created in the old eat in kitchen area. New swivel chairs, a
large ottoman on casters and good lighting provide a
comfortable area to take in the gorgeous view while enjoying a
cup of coffee and the morning paper.
Beyond the kitchen is a combined mudroom and laundry room, replete with a small desk area, convenient for making shopping lists, replying to emails, paying bills, or writing thank you notes.
What project are you dreaming about that would help you live life to the fullest and better meet your lifestyle needs? We’d love to hear from you. Remodeling is best approached with a team of professionals, and most importantly, designers, architects and the custom craftsman that can honor your vision and bring it to life. Call us at 410-643-3334 and tell us about it!
Cabinetry and custom kitchen hood: Plato Custom Cabinetry via 314 Design Studio
Countertops: In Home Stone – quartz composite
Refrigerator – separate unit subzero and freezer
Flooring– Tuckahoe Hardwoods -European white oak – ¾ inch, sanded finished engineered hardwood
Farmhouse Sink and Faucet – Kohler