McElroy Home Remodel

Older Home Brought to Life With New Shapes, Textures

A lot can happen in 20 years — kids grow up and technology changes the way we live. This townhouse was built exactly 20 years ago and these homeowners can tell you: home styles can change a lot, too!

The kitchen was very 90s, with dated, red-brown laminate cabinets and an exposed, industrial circular blue column. To create an open concept, we removed the column and some walls, adding a support beam for a new opening between the kitchen and living room. The new brick wall grounds the kitchen space and adds rustic charm but the overall look is distinctly 21st-century.

The new center island is a showpiece. The adjoining custom curved, solid rift-cut white oak top is completely unique to this space, making this kitchen, not just beautiful, but special. Facing the island, there are new staircase railings. Their color picks up the color of the island’s natural granite composite apron sink, which has instant hot water. There are pullout drawers for utensils or whatever the family needs tucked away. A wall-hung wine rack brings a unique and modern touch to the room. There are also Quartz-topped counter spaces and a wine fridge.   

The kitchen flows into the living area, where a new gas insert with its graphite color high-gloss tile surround offers more surprising shapes and textures. Even the powder room is unique, with a new feature wall made of tile. The end result is a visually stunning, custom look for the entire main floor.

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