Multiple Room Remodel
This home was in the Royal Oaks neighborhood in Tallahassee. We remodeled their laundry room and their kitchen and added a wine bar in their entry room off of their garage entrance.
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This project included a kitchen remodel, a laundry room remodel, and a wine bar add on. We didn’t change the whole footprint of the home, but made a few layout changes that increased the overall functionality of their space. The main goal of this home was to not only update the look and the surfaces, but to make the space more functional and customized for the home owners specific needs.
Design Services & Material Project Cost
Good Better Best Budget: $77,702
During our original design and budget consult we were solely looking at remodeling the kitchen. Both the laundry room remodel and the wine bar were added onto the project during the design phase.
Final Contract Price: $90,578
The final contract price came in about $12,875 over our initial GBB budget because we ended up adding on a laundry room remodel and the wine bar add on.
Picture of the wine bar.
Picture of the Laundry Room after the remodel
Design Project Goals
- Add functional/accessible storage
- Get their microwave off of the counter top
- Add light finishes to brighten the room and make it feel brighter
- Add a large sink and a wood hood
- Add a place to hang and dry clothes
- Continue flooring from kitchen
- Add storage for detergents, soaps, brooms and misc cleaning supplies
- Match kitchen door style and color
- Hide their wires and internet router from plain sight
- Continue flooring from kitchen
- Add a landing zone for keys when walking in from the garage
- Match the color and style of the cabinetry to a furniture piece that is a family heirloom
Fixtures and Materials Used
- Cabinets are 1600 series from Bellmont Cabinets. We used their society door with a red oak alabaster stain in their kitchen in laundry room. In the wine bar we used the crest door with a red oak brandy stain.
- All of the cabinet hardware came from Richielieu. The kitchen and laundry pulls were the 7231 transitional metal pulls in brushed nickel. The wine bar pulls were 650 transitional metal pulls in a oil rubbed bronze.
- Quartz countertops and backsplash in the Kitchen is from Cambria, the color is Fairborne with a matte finish.
- The laundry room countertop is a locally sourced butcher block.
- The wine room countertops are Silestone and the color is Soapstone.
- The kitchen sink is one of our go-to favorites. It is a 45″ workstation sink from Ruvati.
- Undercabinet lighting and angled power strips are both from Task Lighting. The undercabinet lighting is the Sempria Series.
This project was half way through when Florida was issued a stay at home order. Luckily, construction was deemed essential or these homeowners would have been without a kitchen for much longer than the planned 6 weeks. We still had some delays due to coordinating subs schedules, but the largest delay was due to the countertops being backed up at the facilities. Thankfully that was only about a 2 week delay and we were able to finish this project a little under 8 weeks.
Our Favorite Things:
- The soapstone counter tops in the wine area!
- Pullout Extendable Table from Richielieu
- The 45″ Ruvati Workstation sink
- The open feeling and the flow of the home from making a few layout changes
- The white oak cabinets with an alabaster stain. The stain gives the beautiful appearance of a painted cabinet with the benefits of a stain not showing wear and tear long term.
Royal Oaks Mulitple Room Remodel
Remodeling 3 rooms in this home increased the overall feel, function and flow of the entire home.
Their were three main layout changes that made a huge impact on this space.
- The first was moving the garage door into the wine room. This allowed us to add more cabinetry and countertop space to the kitchen. This opens the kitchen up but also gives the homeowners more storage and prep space when cooking.
- The second layout change that made a big difference was the removal of the reach in pantry closets. There was one in the kitchen and one in the laundry room. These types of pantries make the space feel more cramped and provide poor storage in terms of accessibility and functionality. We replaced both of these pantries with tall pantry cabinets. These cabinets not only provide more storage space, but also allowed us to add adjustable rollouts making the storage all around more accessible and functional.
- The third main layout change was removing about 4 linear feet of wall space on the kitchen wall connected to the living room. This seems like a minor amount of wall space, but had a huge impact. It changed the closed off galley kitchen to a kitchen where you could cook and not be closed off from the rest of the family in the living room. It also made the space just feel much larger and open.
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