First Floor Home Remodel | Waukesha, WI

Waukesha First Floor Remodel

waukesha kitchen remodeling

Contemporary Remodel with Wood Accents

Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was the remodeling contractor for this beautiful Waukesha first floor remodel. The homeowners recently purchased the home and wanted to immediately update the space. The old kitchen was outdated and closed off from the great room. The goal was to design an open-concept space for hosting family and friends.


The first step was to remove the awkward dining room walls. This made the room feel large and open. We tucked the refrigerator into a wall of cabinets so it didn’t impose. Seating at the island and peninsula makes the kitchen very versatile.

Contemporary Design

We created an elegant entertaining space to take advantage of the lake view. The Waukesha homeowners wanted a contemporary design with neutral colors and finishes. They chose soft gray lower cabinets and  white upper cabinets. We added texture with wood accents and a herringbone marble backsplash tile.

The desk area features a walnut butcher block countertop. We also used walnut for the open shelving, detail on the wood hood and the legs on the island.

Custom Cabinetry & Wood Hood

Frameless custom cabinets maximize storage in this Waukesha kitchen. The upper cabinets have hidden light rail molding. Angled plug molding eliminates outlets on the backsplash. Drawers in the lower cabinets allow for excellent storage. The cooktop has a functioning top drawer with a hidden apron to hide the guts of the cooktop. The clients also asked for a home office desk area and pantry cabinet.

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Project Details

Project Year: 2020

Location: Waukesha

Updates Included: Kitchen, Dining Room & Great Room

Features: Custom Cabinetry, Custom Hood, Quartz Counters (Kitchen), Butcher Block Counters (Desk) Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring (Entire First Floor), Herringbone Tile Backsplash, Under Cabinet Lighting, Angled Plug Molding, Built-in Desk, Pantry, Cabinet Organizers, Open Shelving, Recessed Lighting, Pocket Door & Pewter Hardware

Estimated Cost: $103,000 – 127,000

Homeowner Review

“It was such a joy to work with… everyone at Kowalske. Every single person we worked with was exceptionally kind and considerate. From the first time we met, we felt they gave us options for our budget, understood our goals and our ideas and created a design that we both love to look at and a room we now love being in. The quality of the work far exceeded our expectations and the time frame in which it was all completed was exactly as promised (which was really important to us on this project). We highly recommend them for your remodeling. We loved working with them so much we are now hiring them to remodel our bathroom!”

– Mary, Google Review

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