Aloha Hawaii Home & Garden Network,
Homeowners Design Center, an Oahu remodeling and custom design company, recently worked with a local couple to updatet their older Oahu abode, which included a full kitchen remodel. Now that their children were grown and out of the house, this dynamic duo was looking to take their empty nest and update a plethora of things, making their hale as efficient and streamlined as possible, while still not sacrificing style.
HDC staff designer Jessica Omoto explained to us the original condition of the home. “Their kitchen, bathroom, and laundry areas weren’t falling apart or anything, it was more a matter of [them] wanting to bring things up to date and to freshen things up a bit.” This included a full kitchen remodel, a Homeowners Design Center specialty.
She then walked us through exactly how HDC made the kitchen remodel magic happen, tackling the topic of stylish storage first. “In their laundry area, they needed to have more storage, and they needed to be able to organize and put away some of things that were already in the laundry space.” Omoto explained how HDC remedied this washer room conundrum by adding a rolling island with a counter surface, as well as a stylish shoe storage compartment within the entry way. “This really helped to clean things up a bit and get things out of the way.”
As for the storage in the kitchen, Omoto explains how HDC was able to add some storage options near the dining area, which enabled the couple to better utilize the limited space. It also helped to streamline and declutter the kitchen area as a whole. As with many kitchen remodels, the kitchen really begins to take shape once the cabinets have been installed.
Regarding the cabinetry, Omoto shared that, “We used our Diamond [brand] cabinet line, and [the homeowners] wanted to keep things bright and fresh, so we used maple wood with a natural finish, so there’s no stain on the cabinetry, only a top coat, which gives it a little bit of a sheen.” They then used this cabinetry throughout the other areas of the home, including the kitchen, laundry, and bathroom in order to tie everything together, which was a detail that the homeowners especially appreciated in the kitchen remodel.
As for the countertops, Omoto said, “We used a Quartz surface, LG Viatera [brand], and we went with the color aria, so it’s a light color, but it has the marbling or veining throughout, which gives it just a little bit of interest.” This was a hit with the homeowners, who liked the aesthetics of this feature so much that they went ahead and filled even more of their kitchen with it via a super stylish backsplash. “In the kitchen, we did a full-length splash, so along her walls, the countertop [design] goes all the way up to the bottom of the cabinets."
The homeowners decided to go with a Medallion brand vinyl fusion hybrid flooring, and then HDC incorporated GE Brand appliances from its Cafe Series in a stylish slate color to culminate this project with a proverbial cherry on top. These final touches really brought the entire kitchen remodel together.
When all was said and done, the homeowners were more than pleased with the final results of the kitchen remodel, which came as no surprise because they were an integral part of the process throughout the entire project. “They were very involved and hands-on with selecting all of the materials for this project, which is wonderful.”
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