Behind the Scenes in a Burlington Kitchen Renovation

Creating Room-Burlington-After Rear Main ImageHaving worked extensively in the home of a Burlington family of six, Feinmann was ready when the clients wanted to update their kitchen to lighten up the dark space and slightly expand the home’s footprint.

In a previous renovation, Feinmann had built a screened-in porch off of the kitchen. Double glass doors lead to a porch, which extends from the eating area adjacent to the kitchen, located next to the remodeled family room (with a half wall separating the kitchen table and family room). The eating area was to remain unchanged except for the new wide-plank oak flooring beneath and new chandelier above. The main focus of the renovation was the U-shaped kitchen workspace.

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Construction begins!

The 53 square foot expansion at the exterior wall allows for the installation of skylights that flood the kitchen with natural light. The bump-out extends past one window of the existing screened porch. That window was transformed into a glass-shelved display niche that lets the mom see her children in the porch while she’s prepping or cooking. A boxed bay window with casement windows sits above the sink, providing more light in the expanded kitchen.

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Burlington kitchen nears completion!

A new island was created with three free-standing legs to give the appearance of a piece of furniture. Seating for six is available at the island, topped with black walnut that matches their beloved walnut table and stained oak floors. The cabinets are by Showplace, soft cream with inset doors. The perimeter countertops are honed Absolute black granite with a 2 inch backsplash. Bead board, extending from the family room, is used throughout the kitchen except for the stainless steel behind the new Thermador range. All of the hardware is black – finial hinges, knobs and cup handles. Accent walls are painted Newburyport Blue (Benjamin Moore HC155). As a busy family, they wanted a central place to organize family activities. There is a built-in magnetic white board and cork board plainly visible on a main kitchen wall. The double door pantry remained as it was but the new cabinets provide the desired additional storage and display space the clients wanted.

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