Warm & Natural First Floor Remodel
A couple hired us as the professional remodeling contractor to update the first floor of their Brookfield, WI home. The project included the kitchen, family room entertainment center, laundry room and mudroom.
The goal was to improve the functionality of the space, improving prep space and storage. Their house had a traditional style, so the homeowners chose a transitional style with wood and natural elements.
We wanted to give the kitchen a more streamlined, contemporary feel. We removed the soffits, took the cabinetry to the ceiling, and opened the space. Cherry cabinets line the perimeter of the kitchen with a soft gray island. We kept a desk area in the kitchen, which can be used as a sideboard when hosting parties.This kitchen has many storage and organizational features. The interior cabinet organizers include: a tray/cutting board cabinet, a pull-out pantry, a pull-out drawer for trash/compost/dog food, dish peg drawers, a corner carousel and pot/pan drawers.
The couple wanted more countertop space in their kitchen. We added an island with a black walnut butcher block table height seating area. The low height makes the space feel open and accessible to their grandchildren who visit.
The island countertop is one of the highlights of the space. Dekton is an ultra-compact surface that is durable and indestructible. The ‘Trilium’ color comes from their industrial collection, that looks like patina iron. We also used Dekton counters in the laundry room.
Family Room Entertainment Center
We updated the small built-in media cabinets in the family room. The new cabinetry provides better storage space and frames the large television.
Laundry Room & Mudroom
The kitchen connects the laundry room, closet area and garage. We widened this entry to keep the kitchen feeling connected with a new pantry area. In this area, we created a landing zone for phones and groceries.
We created a folding area at the washer and dryer. We raised the height of the cabinets and floated the countertop over the appliances. We removed the sink and instead installed a utility sink in the garage for clean up.
At the garage entrance, we added more organization for coats, shoes and boots. The cabinets have his and hers drawers, hanging racks and lined shelves.
New hardwood floors were added in this Brookfield, WI kitchen and laundry area to match the rest of the house. We refinished the floors on the entire main level.
“Our experience with Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was phenomenal from start to finish. Our designer was the reason we chose the company and the rest of the crew was equally impressive. Every person we had contact with was professional, courteous and highly skilled. The final product is exactly what we planned down to the tiniest detail. Look at our photos! The proof is in the pudding, as they say! I highly recommend Kowalske Kitchen & Bath for your home remodel.”
– Julie, Homeowner
Whole Home Remodeling Projects
Project Year: 2020
Updates Included: Kitchen, Living Room Entertainment Center & Laundry/Mudroom
Features: Wood Cabinetry, Quartz Counters (Perimeter), Dekton Counters (Island/Laundry), Butcher Block Counters (Island), Subway Tile Backsplash, Laundry/Mudroom Cabinets, Cabinet Organizers, Living Room Entertainment Center, Nickel Hardware, Pendant Lighting & Hardwood Floors (Entire First Floor)
Estimated Cost: $130,000 – $160,000