Entertaining Capital Kitchen Design in Albany

In this fun kitchen renovation project, Andrea Langford was contacted by a repeat customer to turn an out of date kitchen into a modern, open kitchen that was perfect for entertaining guests.  The challenging part of the project was the limited budget the clients had to work with. As a professional kitchen designer, Andrea was able to make the most out of her clients’ budget and transform the space into the kitchen of their dreams.

Giving the Kitchen a Face-lift

With this design project, Andrea did not have to get dramatic with re-configuring the space. Instead, she was able to focus on  giving the space a much needed update to give it a modern feel that was perfect for entertaining.  The one big design change involved getting rid of the raised counter design by the sink. By taking out the raise, Andrea was able to give her clients additional counter space, and make it easier to interact with guests.

Origina raised counter design behind sink

The original raised counter design by the sink made it hard to interact with guests from the kitchen area.


In the new kitchen design the worn out laminate cabinets and soffits were replaced with larger cabinets that went up to the ceiling. This gave the room a larger feel, while also providing more storage space. Rutt handcrafted cabinets were finished in white and grey to give the kitchen a unique look.  A new elegant quartz counter-top and marble mosaic back splash completed the kitchen transformation.

Traditional Style Kitchen with a Modern Twist

The idea behind this kitchen redesign was to give the space a more modern feel, while still complimenting the traditional features found in the rest of the colonial style home. For this reason, Andrea selected transitional style doors for the custom cabinetry. These doors featured a style and rail design that paid homage to the traditional nature of the house. Contemporary stainless steel hardware and light fixtures gave the space the tasteful modern twist the clients had envisioned. For the floor, large porcelain faux-wood tiles were used to provide a low-maintenance and modern alternative to traditional wood floors. The dark brown hue of the tiles complimented the grey and white tones of the kitchen and were perfect for warming up the space.

Functional Features Become Kitchen Favorites

With this kitchen renovation project, there were special design considerations and fixtures that were utilized to make the space more functional and user friendly. Under cabinet LED lighting allowed the clients to see the prep space better than in the previous kitchen design. The old kitchen sink was replaced with a large single bowl stainless steel under mount sink by Kohler. This sink came with drain boards, colanders, and bottom sink racks that fit into the beveled design for a truly customizable kitchen sink.  The sink was completed with a user friendly touch free faucet with a built in hand spray that is also by Kohler.

In the bar area, custom wine racks and a wine cooler were installed to make storing wine and wine glasses a breeze. A cute small round 9” stainless steel under mount sink gives a perfect spot to keep champagne on ice while entertaining guests. The new design also created a small desk space by the pantry door that provides a functional space to charge mobile devices and store the home phone and other miscellaneous items.

Open Design Meets Function

At Andrea Langford Designs, the goal is to create a beautiful space you can enjoy with functional designs that address your unique lifestyle needs. Quality materials and higher standards of craftsmanship are a given with any kitchen remodel. The clients for this kitchen renovation loved how the new open layout provided a roomier feel, while special design considerations made it easier to entertain. As a result of this kitchen design project, the clients were able to spend more time hosting dinner parties and engaging with their guests. 

Contact Andrea Langford for Bathroom Design Services

Andrea Langford Designs provides kitchen design services in Loudonville, NY and throughout NY’s Capital Region area including Saratoga, Albany, Latham, Colonie, Niskayuna, Guilderland, Glens Falls, and Lake George. Whatever space you wish to add or redesign for better function, we can help. Every design plan is a custom plan. In fact, your plan will never be duplicated, insuring that your project is a one-of-a-kind.

For more information about our kitchen design services, please fill out our contact form or give us a call today at (518) 464-4714.



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