Before and After – A Simple Kitchen Remodel That Makes A Big Difference

Sometimes a dramatic kitchen makeover requires a complicated design, lots of expensive structural changes, maybe even a room addition.

Sometimes, but not always.

Nothing complicated was needed to make this old worn out kitchen dramatically better.  Take a look at these two “before and after” pictures, taken from the same spot in the family room.  The doors, windows, and appliances are in the same places that they were before.

So what’s changed?

New appliances, cabinets, and countertops, of course.  We opened up the wall between the kitchen and family room with a broad arch, and partially enclosed the breakfast nook with another broad arch.

A few small changes, but that’s about it.  See more pictures of this project here.

No room addition, no big structural changes, no complicated design.  It’s a good example of a remodeling design philosophy of mine, which is to do as much with existing space as possible before thinking about adding on.


Need expert Residential Architectural advice for your new home or remodeling project? Contact Richard Taylor, AIA at RTA Studio Architects to arrange a meeting or an online consultation.

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