There came a point when homeowners Raymond and Paulette Zawadzki decided it was time their kitchen and breakfast areas of their Cary home truly reflected on their current lifestyle.
“The layout just wasn’t functioning for us,” said Paulette, “and we wanted new cabinetry and lighting along with stainless appliances and granite countertops.” After a lot of discussion and some planning, they called on TrendMark.
Combining TrendMark’s insight and suggestions with the couple’s wish list, the kitchen became a stunning, light-filled room with all the features the homeowners wanted. Their remodel was finished just in time for entertaining during a very special holiday season, which included a visit from their new granddaughter Ellie.
“It gave the kitchen a WOW!” said Paulette. “The kitchen is a wonderful update to our home — and it now feels like it belongs.”
In summary, the wallpapered look is gone, the floors have been refinished, and the kitchen layout has been modified to include new maple Irish Crème cabinets, blending beautifully with the granite countertops, stainless appliances, a travertine backsplash, and bronze hardware. The travertine picture frame above the induction cooktop indicates a cozy Tuscan grape motif, and the custom hood above completes the classic look.
Undercabinet light and recessed ceiling lights add to the abundant light from the skylights and many windows in the breakfast area — what a homey spot! A two-tiered chandelier in the breakfast area creates a comfortably yet classy atmosphere.
Just beyond the cooking area, a wine bar includes a wine cooler, wine rack, travertine backsplash, undercabinet lighting, and lighted glass-fronted cabinets above. This serving area is sure to add to the ease of entertaining.
The Zawadskis were more than enthusiastic about the outcome of these efforts, creating a great combination of function, lighting, layout, and spacing.
Their new kitchen now has a timeless, classic look—which will weather well. The Zawadskis advice to other homeowners contemplating a major remodeling project like this: Find the best contractor. Don’t skimp. Do it right.
And most remodelers would agree. Kitchen improve- ments can be one of the most valuable investments for your home, whether you are planning on staying for the long term or getting ready to sell. A good remodel job involves a lot of planning and expertise. Be sure to include the input of a professional remodeler. Great design is a thoughtful combination of materials, lighting, colors, scale and countless details. Get the most bang for your buck — and the most pleasure from the result.