Rupp Family Construction
This 1970’s kitchen was hidden from the dinning and living room area by a 6’ long wall which made both areas seem small and isolated. By removing the wall and creating a half wall counter area, both rooms grew and combined to make a delightful open and inviting space for guests to visit or family to share their day without disappearing from view.
The new cabinetry with a bead-board exterior brought the kitchen itself up-to-date in efficiency with all the space saving wizardry now available, including pull-out shelves and Lazy Susan’s, keeping things from “going in and never coming out” and preventing sore knees and backs. New granite countertops add strength and durability as well as an eye pleasing soft textured solid surface area. Pieces of thin glass tile with gray grout lines form the back splash creating a shade of contrast between the dark countertop and the off white walls. A new under mount sink adds unobtrusive utility to compliment the all new white appliances.
A center cooking island provides a convenient work space and decreases necessary steps, while expanding the utilitarian surface with a quiet beauty and strength. The new open look flows from the kitchen with a beautifully colored, prefinished hickory floor through the dining area and is capped off with a face lift to the fireplace. Formerly rust colored brick, it has been rejuvenated with a gray slate face and a hearth framed with a white wood mantle and trim, making it a cheerful center piece and the focal point as you enter this warm and inviting area of the home.
Whether creating in the kitchen or relaxing around the fireplace, the ambience creates a modern family gathering place that is functional yet inviting at the end of one’s hectic day.