This chin-dropping kitchen renovation in Palatine illustrates just how dramatic removing a wall can be. The existing dining room and kitchen each had one window. We removed the wall between them and now both spaces benefit from the extra light and openness. We removed the soffits to bring the cabinets right up to the ceiling. This emphasizes the height of the room and provides more storage. Additionally, the peninsula was replaced by a generous island. The result is an open floor plan with easy access to the kitchen from either side.
We topped Mouser cabinetry with Caesarstone quartz countertops. The perimeter cabinets are maple, painted a soft white, while the island cabinets are cherry, stained in rich Espresso. Brushed stainless faucets and sinks tie in with the built in stainless appliances. Also, everything rests on new white oak flooring which runs throughout the living spaces.
Seating at the island provides space for casual dining or chatting with the cook. The beautiful island works hard, too, with a prep sink and microwave drawer. There are glass front cabinets with lights on either side of the window. Under cabinet lights provide task lighting. An updated appliance garage keeps favorite gadgets close at hand but behind doors.
Not Sure About Taking Down Walls?
If you are considering a big change in your kitchen layout, it can be difficult to imagine how the result will look. At Cabinets Plus, we offer detailed drawings and full color views of your new space to help. Call or visit our showroom to speak with a designer about your big ideas!