Customizing the space to fit our customer’s individual needs is a top priority. For this particular project, that meant combining new materials with existing ones. We executed a kitchen wall removal to open up the downstairs. See how the team at Monk’s brought it all together to create the perfect kitchen for these homeowners.
Scope of Work: Kitchen Remodel
Location: Montville, NJ
Kitchen Wall Removal and Renovation
Kitchens are the heart of every home. For the team at Monks, it is paramount that a kitchen is designed with each homeowner’s individual needs in mind. The owners of this Montville home needed a kitchen that mixed new materials with elements of their existing kitchen together.
Firstly, the Monks team began by removing 11 feet of wall. This opened the kitchen allowing it to flow seamlessly into the living room. The carpentry team then installed an engineered girder. After this, it was time to begin work on the flooring. We removed the existing linoleum flooring and replaced it with a fresh and modern light grey porcelain tile. The tile along with the newly opened wall helped to modernize the kitchen.
Afterward, Monk’s painters got to work on the cabinets. For this portion of the project, our homeowners elected to reuse their existing cabinets and had them painted. This is a specialty that Monk’s offers. We begin by removing all cabinet and drawer fronts from the kitchen. The painting team began the sanding process. After creating a spray room in the garage, the Monk’s painters cup-sprayed the cabinetry. Once dry, the painters lightly hand-sanded the cabinetry. The cabinets go through this sanding and painting process several times to ensure an even and smooth cabinet. Finally, the crew applied the last coat of paint. The finished cabinets are sealed and mounted. As you can see, these homeowners started with dark brown cabinets and finished with an off-white. Sleek, black door knobs were added which gave the room an updated feel.
Furthermore, a new peninsula was installed. With the help of the Monk’s Design Studio, our homeowners choose one from CWP that closely matched the existing wall cabinets. The Monk’s team then added in a microwave and a kick space heater as well. Lastly, soapstone counters were installed on the new peninsula and along the wall of the kitchen. The dark countertop paired beautifully with the new hardware and new cast iron sink.
By painting the existing cabinets and pairing them with fresh new materials and an innovative design, the team at Monks was able to create a dream kitchen for these homeowners!