Kitchen Remodel After

Modern Kitchen and Mudroom Renovation for a Busy Family of Four

before kitchen renovation
Before: A cramped galley-style kitchen lacked space for both cooking and family gatherings.

Functional space and clean contemporary lines were the main goals of this beautiful kitchen and mudroom remodel. This active family of four, living in Great Falls, VA, with their three dogs and two cats, had decided it was time to transform their kitchen and laundry room areas into the functional space they knew they needed if they wanted to stay organized and productive. Adding an updated, modern look was just icing on the cake. The original kitchen layout was small and choppy and didn’t provide the proper working space the homeowners desired. The laundry room was disorganized and small. As these are two of the most regularly used rooms in their home, the homeowners felt remodeling them was a top priority.

To enlarge the two areas, we removed space from an existing playroom. Since there was another playroom in the home, this space was not missed. With the additional room we were able to create a mudroom in the old laundry room space plus a separate cubby area. The homeowners wanted to divide this into two distinct spaces. The cubby area included cubbies, shelves and hooks, and allows the kids to keep shoes, jackets, backpacks and such neat and organized. The mudroom was designed with access to the backyard for the dogs to come in and out, and included a large sink for cleaning the dogs. A homework/desk area in between the mudroom and kitchen provides the perfect space for the kids to do their homework without being isolated.

laundry area renovation
Bright and Modern: High-efficiency appliances, a generous work surface and natural light make the new laundry area far more welcoming.

The kitchen design combined great organization with nice open space. The white and grey color scheme perfectly complemented the contemporary clean lines. And coffee-colored flooring and island cabinets added a dramatic contrast and a clear designer vibe. A sink was added to the island at the request of the homeowners. Ample drawers and cabinets were incorporated into the design along with four banks of large floor-to-ceiling utility cabinets in a distinguished dark hardwood that more than addressed the organization issues. Lots of drawers, including a microwave drawer, allow for clean, sleek storage to house important appliances.

The homeowners couldn’t be more elated with how well organized everything is now, and how stunning the space turned out. Everything that was previously causing clutter and chaos now has the perfect place. And the clean lines and modern color scheme now elicit the calming, relaxed and organized environment the homeowners couldn’t wait to achieve.

renovated kitchen by Glickman Design Build