Lexington, MA Kitchen Remodeling Storyline
When a Lexington couple approached Feinmann to update their kitchen and forge a link between the kitchen and the adjacent family room, the finished project created strong family ties between the two spaces. An earlier design from a local architect included an addition to the contemporary Colonial home that the couple felt was more than they needed so they contacted our team. Feinmann’s design updated the kitchen in its existing footprint and opened up the wall into the transformed family room, providing the improved circulation and functionality on the first floor our clients sought.
By removing low, built-in shelves underneath the windows of the family room and opening the wall into the kitchen, a light-filled corridor connects the kitchen and adjacent space. An opening between the two rooms easily allows conversation to pass back and forth. The far wall of the family room features bold, green paint – Shore House by Benjamin Moore – and built-in, asymmetrical open shelving, perfect for displaying favorite books, knickknacks and a flat screen television.
In the kitchen, swapping the location of the refrigerator and double ovens and removing upper cabinets along the L-shaped counter gave the updated kitchen a more spacious feeling. The white 6” x 6” tile backsplash contributes to the airiness. The cabinetry by Greenfield has a Shaker-style door in maple with a French Vanilla stain. Simple European bar pulls in stainless coordinate with the stainless appliances – a GE Monogram Pro range with four burners and a grill, KitchenAid wall and steam ovens, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.
The counter by the pass-through is African beige granite. Glass cabinet doors and glass shelves reinforce the connectedness between the family room and kitchen. Sliding glass doors and oversized windows bring in the light, while the opening between the family room and kitchen makes for easier flow for family and guests. The overall project makes both renovated spaces favorites for the clients to spend time and create strong family ties.
Our Client Said
“Tammy Russo has been outstanding. Attentiveness, follow-through, promptness, patience with indecision and changes of mind, problem solving and firm and effective dealing with suppliers and subcontractors all were exceptional and the results speak for themselves. Her can-do and will-do attitude made working with her a pleasure.”