A make-over story

Kitchen Concepts

WRITTEN BY VAL PEARE

Kitchen Concepts turned a dated hearth room into an airy, expansive dream kitchen with a view of a golf course.

Kitchen Concepts turned a dated hearth room into an airy, expansive dream kitchen with a view of a golf course.

The first thing Bill and JoAnn McCormack noticed as they entered the home they would eventually purchase, was the extraordinary view overlooking Crestview’s golf course. The second thing, was the house was a little outdated and the floor plan was not going to be conducive to the McCormack’s large family.

“The small hearth room and kitchen was not going to work, we knew we were going to have to move a wall,” said JoAnn.

Together, Bill and JoAnn, began the process of reconfiguring the space and researching custom cabinet lines and local kitchen designers that would help them achieve the quality and style they wanted for their new home.

“I did some investigating and decided on Wood-Mode cabinets because of the company’s reputation of producing high-grade cabinetry. They had a great selection and carried the style of cabinets we were looking for,” said JoAnn.

Fortunately for the McCormack’s, Kitchen Concepts was an exclusive dealer of Wood-Mode cabinets and after visiting their showroom in Kechi, they knew quickly the Volkman’s would be a great fit for what would ultimately be a five month renovation.

“Chris (Volkman) had a modern take on everything and was on top of the newest trends,” said JoAnn. She describes her new kitchen as “transitional modern.”

“I was looking for a style that was more timeless. I didn’t want to undergo another remodel project ten years down the road,” said McCormack.

Custom refrigerator unit with two 27

Custom refrigerator unit with two 27" fully integrated Sub-Zeros installed side by side.

This extraordinary kitchen features cabinets from Wood- Mode’s cabinetry. The perimeter cabinets are maple with a vintage lace finish and the large island and custom refrigerator panels are cherry with a java stain finish to add contrast. Upper display cabinets with LED lighting allows JoAnn to display artwork and adds ambiance to the room. The subtly crackled and glazed ceramic tile by Wizard brings a simplistic, elegant touch.

As with any remodeling project, there can be an overwhelming amount of decisions to be made, especially when selecting upgrades. Some of the McCormack’s favorite features include the two built-ins in the dining room; one side houses a dry bar and under counter refrigerator, while the other functions as a hidden pantry.

“Chris was great at advising us which upgrades were important. Sometimes he would say ‘Nah, that’s not worth the extra expense,’” said JoAnn. A trait she says was an important factor in making her renovation a success.

 
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