Ty Monk’s Kitchen Renovation in Green Village NJ

Ty Monk's Kitchen Renovation

Location:  Green Village, New Jersey 07935

Project Manager: Ty Monk

Project Scope: Complete kitchen remodel

Before and After of Monk's kitchen renovation
Before and After of Monk’s kitchen renovation

A Bit of a Fixer-Upper

After 20 years in the home improvement business working in some of the most beautiful homes in New Jersey, Ty Monk, owner of Monk’s Home Improvements, took his time to consider which finishes and features he would incorporate into his own home. Ty had made careful notes along the way waiting for a chance to put his plan into action. The time came in 2010 when he and his new wife, Viviane purchased their first home.

The house was a 1940’s fixer upper on a beautiful lot in Green Village NJ.  The biggest challenge was trying to maintain the character of the 1940’s country home while updating it with modern amenities. In the end, they were able to bring the house up to date. The home now fits the lifestyle of their growing family without changing the footprint of the home.

Starting Fresh

The day they closed on the property Ty and Viviane left town for a few days of vacation. While they were gone, Ty had arranged for a demo crew to come in and completely gut the kitchen and first-floor living space.

Kitchen remodel in Green Village NJ by Monk's Home Improvements
Before the wall came down in this kitchen remodel.
Kitchen demo by Monk's Home Improvements in Green Village, NJ
Viviane Monk was surprised to return from vacation to a blank slate ready for her new kitchen remodel.


Before and After of Ty Monk’s kitchen renovation

When they returned they were greeted with a clean slate and lots of design choices to be made. Luckily for Viviane, Ty had already given this remodel 20 years of thought and preparation. On the list of must-haves for the kitchen were:

  1. Open floor plan- They opened up the space and improved traffic flow by removing a wall allowing the use of the back door into the kitchen.

    Repositioning the back door entry opened up the kitchen's floor plan. Monk's Home Improvements.
    Repositioning the back door entry opened up the kitchen’s floor plan.
  2. Kitchen Island

    Kitchen Island by Monk's Home Improvements
    On Ty Monk’s “must have” list was a kitchen island with space for barstools.
  3. Eat in Kitchen- Never a fan of the wasted space of a seldom-used formal dining room, the Monk’s were looking to make functional use of all the square footage in this 1500 square foot home by adding an eat-in kitchen.

    Eat in kitchen remodel by Monks Home Improvements in Green Village NJ
    Eat in kitchen before and after.
  4. Lots of light- Ty brought in tons of light by replacing all the windows and doors throughout the house. He also upgraded all the lighting to help brighten up the space.
    Updated lighting by Monks Home Improvements
    Ty and Vivianne Monk chose to install updated light fixtures in addition to several can lights positioned in a grid patteren throughout the kitchen.


  5. Clean design- With the help of color consultant, Kim Kunze from McGrath’s paint and hardware they were able to select a light color paint scheme to go with the bead board paneling and natural wood floors.

    Ty Monk's Kitchen Renovation
    A cheery yellow paint color was chosen to brighten up the room and compliment the white beadboard and wood floors.

Your Kitchen Renovation

The Monk’s Home Improvements team is filled with passionate, professional experts who are dedicated to improving the look and function of homes across Northern New Jersey.

Get to know the team and what makes our award-winning painting and remodeling services the right choice for your next project.

Call us at 973-635-7900 to discuss your project needs and schedule your free estimate.