From Kitchen Refresh to Extensive Renovation
When a kitchen remodel grew in scope, the entire first floor was reconfigured for graceful aging in place and hosting visiting relatives
Synopsis: Architect John T. Conroy describes a kitchen remodel that evolved to include the entire first floor. By relocating the kitchen and dining room, overhauling the bath, and creating a new master bedroom and new laundry/mudroom, the homeowners now have the option of living only on the first floor as they age in place. The existing living room became the new kitchen with the removal of a wall, which created a big, open connection between the social spaces. The bathroom was also expanded and completely redesigned with a curbless shower with bench seat, and the cabinets and counters tie the new bath to the style of the rest of the first floor. The kitchen is outfitted in clear-finished hickory cabinets, white-quartz counters, and painted white island and fridge cabinets.
The couple who owns this Cape-style home are avid do-it-yourselfers and have completed a number of impressive remodeling projects on…