Kitchen Remodel

Miccosukee Greenway, Tallahassee
  • Two-Tiered Island
  • Updated Bar Area
  • Changed Layout of Kitchen
  • Total Cost: $157,372.33

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Project Overview

These homeowners had a shortlist of changes that they wanted made to their home. Most pressing was to update the look of the kitchen and to open it up to make the home feel more spacious. This project consisted of a few main areas. First, a pass through wall was taken out in the kitchen to create an open space floorplan. In addition, new cabinets, a two-tiered isalnd, and new appliances were added. Next, the mudroom was guttted and new cabinetry and a massive wine fridge were added. Then, we added a new bar area just outside of the kitchen. And finally, the wood floors were refinished throughout the hosue.

Before and After

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The before and after photos for this kitchen really emphasize how a new design can completely transform a space!

Our Favorite Things

We love these homeowners’ taste! Check out some of our favorite features from their remodel!

Two-Tiered Island

A completely unique feature in this kitchen, the two-tiered island is the centerpiece of this kitchen. Featuring a quartz and a wood countertop, this island allows for seperate eating and prep areas. Not to mention that it looks stunning!

Massive Wine Fridge

These homeowners are big wine collectors, so they decided to add a massive wine fridge in their mudroom. A beautiful, modern design, this wine fridge is both luxurious in function and form

Grothouse Wood Countertop

The island features an elegant wooden countertop from Grothouse. These countertops are not often seen due to their price and need for upkeep every few years. However, when a homeowner is okay with that, the results can be breathtaking.

Bar Area

A bar area was added just outside of the kitchen to create a space to make drinks and to store the wine that needs to be kept at room temperature.

Full-Height Quartz Backsplash

These homeowners used Cambria quartz countertops and chose to continue those counters up the wall, creating a beautiful full-height quartz backsplash. If you look closely, the countertop and backslpash are bookmatched, meaning the marbling flows seamlessly between both pieces of quartz.

Before Photos

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Kitchen & Bar Design Photos

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After Photos

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Scope of Work

As was stated above, this project consisted of a lot of moving parts. The main aspects of this project included: changing the layout of the kitchen, installing a new island, cabinets, and appliances in the kitchen, Adding new cabinets and a wine fridge in the mudroom, creating a new bar area, and refinishing the wood floors.

Timeline, Challenges and Solutions

Project Start

October 26th, 2021

Estimated Completion

December 23rd, 2021

Actual Completion

January 13th, 2022

There are many factors that can cause a job to finish behind schedule. The first thing to note is that we are closed for Christmas through to the new year, so that would naturally cause a delay if change orders happened, which they did. These included adding brackets for floating shelves, adding a 220V car charger to the garage, repairing a beam in the living room, extra painting, and repairing termite damage found in the home. All of this together added about an extra week of working days.

Project Costs

Initial Budget: $159,527.00

Fixed Price Proposal: $153,303.21

Change Orders: $5,163.12

Final Project Cost: $157,372.33

Cost Details

The initial Good-Better-Best budget for this project was $159,527.00. The final total was $157,372.33. As you can tell, this budget actually went down in the design process. Even after $5,163.12 in change orders, the final budget was still under the initial estimate.

Cost Breakdown

  • Installation Labor 33% 33%
  • Fixtures and Materials 41% 41%
  • Design and Project Management 11% 11%
  • Overhead and Profit 11% 11%
  • Shipping and Sales Tax 4% 4%



In the kitchen, this homeowner went with the Porta door style from Bellmont’s 1600 line in Bianco Gloss for the cabinets on the walls and Mocaccino Gloss for the island cabients.


The quartz countertops and full-height backsplash are Cambria’s Sutherland quartz. The wooden countertop on the island is Grothouse’s Saxon Flat Grain.


There were many new applicnaces in this project, but some of our favorites are:

The GE ENERGY STAR french door refrigerator.

The Zephyr Full Size Dual Zone Wine Cooler

The Wolf induction cooktop


Trade Partners

We’ve been developing relationships with quality trade partners for years. We tend to use the same subcontractors because we trust their work and have developed a great working relationship with them. This helps make projects run smoother.

Thank you for reading! We’d love to be a part of your next remodel. Check out our Design Services page.

Paul McManus

Certified Residential Contractor, CRC1331326

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