Homeowners in Glenmont, NY came to Andrea Langford Designs with a desire to update the 90s style kitchen that was original to the house. As a busy extended family that cooked every day, the family needed a kitchen that was functional and included enough storage and prep space to meet their needs. In addition to the kitchen redesign, the family wanted to rework the hallway that adjoined the kitchen with the laundry area and in-law apartment in order to give the in-laws greater privacy, improve traffic flow, and add on an office. In addition to this layout change the family wanted the final kitchen design to include:
- A durable, low-maintenance floor
- Increased storage space for cooking materials
- Large pantry space
- Strong ventilation
- Deep drawers for larger cooking ingredients
Andrea’s layout changes included enclosing the laundry room, and turning part of the seldom used in-law kitchen into an office. The simple layout changed served to open up the kitchen space and give the in-law apartment added privacy.
Functional Design for a Family-Friendly Kitchen
In order to improve the functionality of the space, Andrea gave the cook of the household her much needed storage space by designing with Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry. The wall cabinets by the range were designed to be different depths based on items stored within. For instance, the cabinets closest to the range hold the spices and have a shallower depth than the cabinets that would store the dishes. This gave the cabinets a unique stepped look that broke up the monotony of a wall-full of cabinets and gave the space character.
A massive island comfortably seating 5 people gave the family their informal dining space and served as additional prep space for the cook. Customized by Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry, the island features a rich cherry stain that brings warmth to the space while holding up well to the heavy traffic and heavy use that islands endure. The quartz counter top throughout the kitchen pairs nicely with the cabinetry, backsplash, and island color. The durable, low maintenance characteristic of this counter top was ideal for the busy family.
For the kitchen floor, Andrea chose durable, porcelain, large format floor tile that would withstand the high traffic the space would see. The large tile size means less grout to deal with, and ultimately less maintenance to keep up with over time. In addition the new kitchen included not one, but two pantries. One pantry was for food storage items, while the other stored the kid’s snacks in a neat and organized fashion.
Needing more oven space for preparing this busy family’s meals, Andrea was also able to guide them to selecting a dual oven range. Above the range a new hood was installed for improved ventilation. Behind the range features a nice mosaic glass tile backsplash that is non-absorbent and easy to clean—two very important features for a backsplash that will be subject to cooking oils. To frame in the glass tiles, two rows of mother of pearl and glass ‘chicklet’ tiles give the design a finishing touch. The colors selected include elements of the ceramic tile, glass tile, and quartz counter-top to tie the design all together.
Ready to Get Started With Your New Kitchen Design?
If you are ready to give your home a much needed kitchen remodel, interior designer Andrea Langford is ready to help. Andrea provides custom kitchen design services in Glenmont, NY and throughout Upstate, NY including Saratoga, Albany, Latham, Colonie, Niskayuna, Guilderland, Glens Falls, and Lake George. Andrea takes the time to asses each homeowner’s needs and wishes, and creates a unique design that not only looks great, but improves the functionality of the space.