This older home kitchen remodel project in a turn-of-the-century house in Uniontown, PA presented numerous challenges for Brandon Vadella, owner of River’s Edge Cabinetry and the kitchen designer. As is typical in many older homes, he encountered numerous doors and windows that had to be worked around when he was planning a new, upgraded, more efficient kitchen. The homeowners were tired of the crowded and inefficient working space.
The new kitchen design was tricky because the homeowners were working with a tight budget. As a result, moving walls or closing up doors and windows were not options. The existing footprint had to be used.
Brandon had to overcome the poor layout of the “before” kitchen. He learned from the homeowners during their meetings that they wanted a better work flow, improved functionality and more storage in the new kitchen, something they didn’t have in their old kitchen.
For example, the dishwasher couldn’t be opened all the way without hitting the stove. Thus, Brandon knew he had to re-arrange the appliances, which meant moving the electric line.
What the Homeowners Wanted
Overall, the homeowners wanted to improve and upgrade all aspects in their tired, dated, inefficient kitchen. Especially important to them was getting more storage. As shown in the “Before” pictures, the tops of the cabinets were used as storage because the cabinets were full to over-flowing.
The “After” photos show that the goals for the remodel project were not only met, but exceeded. Doors on the new and re-located refrigerator and dishwasher can now be opened freely without hitting anything.
The Shaker-style Presidential cabinets in a gray stain are simple and classic and will look good and work well for years to come. As Brandon promised, the new kitchen has much more in-cabinet storage than the previous kitchen.
Work flow for cooking and clean up is much improved. The new floor is luxury vinyl planks from Cali called “Redefined Pine”. River’s Edge Cabinetry is a dealer of Cali flooring products.