Scope of work: Kitchen Remodel, Built-Ins
Location: Mendham, NJ
Timeline: 8 working weeks
This Mendham, NJ homeowner wanted to brighten up her dark 1970s kitchen and improve the efficiency of the layout. Along with adding new items, the homeowner wanted to salvage her wide-plank hardwood floors and exposed beams. Therefore, we worked carefully to incorporate these beautiful original details into the remodel. Last on the wish list was a special high-powered custom extraction hood.
With this brief, Monk’s went to work to plan and create the stunning result you see below.
Remodeled Mendham NJ Kitchen
Despite the completely windowed eating area, the existing kitchen was very dark due to the dark cabinetry, dark countertops, deep wall color, and dark flooring. Additionally, the heavily wooded backyard, though lovely and private, blocked sunlight.
First, we started by carefully removing the cabinetry to prevent damaging the floors.
Then the electrical and plumbing were updated and brought up to code. After everything passed inspection, we installed new moisture-resistant sheetrock. New Kolbe windows were also installed over the sink. We ordered these energy-efficient windows to match the look of the windows in the eating area.
Next up, we installed the new Fieldstone cabinetry, followed by the granite countertops. The homeowner worked with the Monk’s Kitchen & Bath Studio to select and order her cabinetry and countertops.
We custom-built the hood using the exterior of a matching cabinet. For the extra powerful extractor that was requested, an additional 40-50 ft of duct work was needed to run through the basement. This was done in order to comply with make-up air codes.
The homeowner choose a lovely herringbone patterned backsplash using subway tiles. LED under cabinet lighting was installed, along with LED lighting in the glass-doored cabinet.
Another custom detail was the hand-made copper farmhouse sink. The color of the sink complements the warm tones of the existing beams and flooring. Furthermore, carpenters installed all new trim built to match. We used the same wood and color stain so the trim matched seamlessly.
The homeowner wanted the original wide-plank hardwood floors to stay. Monk’s carpenters reused some flooring from under the cabinetry to patch into some missing areas due to the new layout.
The Designer incorporated display cabinetry to hold cookbooks and provide additional storage in this narrow portion of the kitchen.
Our carpenters also built a custom storage unit in the entryway. Then we painted it to match the look and feel of the remodeled kitchen.
Gorgeous! As a result, the Star-Ledger featured this beautiful kitchen remodel in their NJ Home Makeover feature! To see all the photos of this dramatic transformation, view our Kitchen Remodel in Basking Ridge project page.
Other Projects by Monk’s
Please see our Kitchen Remodeling Gallery for additional projects that may provide ideas and inspiration.
Call our office at 973-635-7900 to schedule an appointment with a Project Manager to discuss your kitchen remodel. They will take measurements and offer suggestions. Then one of our Designers will help you create your dream kitchen.