Newton, MA Home Renovation Storyline
Typical of a 1940s center hall Colonial, past clients had a cramped and disjointed kitchen in their beautiful Newton Home. They returned to Feinmann looking to improve the functionality and increase the size of the kitchen while creating a better connection to the existing dining room. The result is an enlarged modern kitchen with glossy white cabinetry and sleek appliances.
By shrinking the square footage of the existing deck and building 90 square feet onto the kitchen at the rear of the home, the renovation has provided the additional storage, preparation and cooking space the homeowners’ desired. The doorway between the old kitchen and dining room was moved and enlarged to provide a better layout for the new kitchen as well as a more gracious entrance to the dining room.
Flanked by two walls of Elmwood cabinetry with smooth, white doors and drawers in a hydro-gloss finish, the kitchen appears elegant and streamlined. There is column of open shelving rather than more traditional glass front cabinets. Satin nickel hardware by Valli & Valli mixes well with other stainless elements.
The center island is maple with a natural finish that contrasts with the glossy white; the island countertop and perimeter are Torquay by Cambria, a white quartz surface with a subtle pattern of sandy swirls. The backsplash comes from a California company, Heath Tile; the tiles are Crease In and Crease Out in the color “Chalk”. The “innie” and “outie” tiles are installed in a staggered, subway pattern providing great texture. More of the monochromatic theme comes into play with the custom milled oak floor, bleached and stained white.
A Jenn-Air induction cooktop, Zephr Milano hood with a glass canopy, a Jenn-Air counter depth stainless refrigerator and stacked ovens – one by Jenn-Air, the other a Miele Steam oven – contribute to both the high-end functionality and the luminous quality of this white, bright Newton kitchen renovation.
Our Client Said
“This was our second project with Feinmann. The first was to rebuild a new family room/porch which we absolutely love! This project was more extensive as a kitchen gut and expansion. They provided excellent drawings to conceptualize decisions and respond to our preferences. Their craftsmanship is superior, and all the trades people/subcontractors used, and Feinmann personnel, were a pleasure to work with. Project Manager Tammy Russo must be singled out for the commitment and attention to detail. Tammy suggested many of the product choices for us to consider, but permitted the final decision to be made by us, the client. The project budget increased from our original target, of course, but changes were by mutual consent and there were no issues that resulted in any friction. We enthusiastically recommend Feinmann for projects of similar scope and complexity. We are thrilled with our new kitchen.”