“On time, on budget, and exceeded our expectations!” That’s what this family said after Atlanta Curb Appeal renovated their kitchen. Interestingly, they interviewed 18 contractors before even deciding on ACA!
Their East Cobb home was built in the 1980s and was a true original; it had never been renovated. Visually, the home felt small since the lines of sight were blocked by too many walls. Obviously, the existing floor plan needed some modernization.
Kitchen demolition began when ACA removed the walls and doorways, expanded the walkways, and moved out one exterior wall to expand and open up the kitchen. Next, we moved the laundry room upstairs to create a proper mudroom. Finally, we relocated the garage entry door and stairs door to free up wall space in the kitchen.
One aspect of this East Cobb kitchen that was very important to the family was ventilation. They like to cook with lots of aromatics and spices, so they wanted to make sure that they could effectively vent out the kitchen smells. For that reason, ACA installed a commercial-grade hood vent over the range. To create this vented system, the builders connected the hood vent to a direct exterior vent supply they built in the garage.
The biggest challenges to the renovation were moving out the original exterior wall and removing the door to the stairs. ACA consulted with their in-house engineer to make sure that the structure would be sound with the changes. The result was a great flow to the kitchen, wider walkways, and a seamless look throughout the space.
Other new additions included an office space with French doors. The client works from home and needed a quiet, designated spot. ACA built a beautiful custom desk right into the new area. The floors are a beautiful red oak, stained in a Minwax color called Provincial, and we applied three coats of polyurethane to protect the wood throughout the space.
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The homeowners are thrilled with the final results!
For their next project, these clients have decided to renovate their second level, but have decided not to interview 18 contractors this time!
The clear choice for them is Atlanta Curb Appeal.
Want to read another Makeover story? Check out this East Cobb Kitchen with Black and Gold Accents we did last year!