In order to increase the size of their kitchen, Monk’s extended the back of this Madison, NJ home. We reconfigured the placement of the bathroom and added a coat closet and new portico with stairs to the driveway.
Addition and Kitchen Remodel
The homeowners of this beautiful Madison, NJ home loved their home and it’s perfect location which is just a short walking distance to downtown. What they didn’t love was their existing kitchen which lacked counter space and enough room for their family and friends to gather. It was decided that we’d extend a portion of the back of the home to create a large eat-in kitchen, new bathroom and coat closet.
To begin, we removed the deck off the back. We cleared the area to prepare the space for where the extended kitchen would reside. The addition, along with new portico and stairs, was completed in about 8 weeks. You can see a time lapse of the addition project in the video here.
In the interior of the new addition, we also made some substantial changes. The entry way to the outside was moved over the left, closer to the driveway and detached garage. A coat closet was installed adjacent to the back door. Also in this nook, a large powder room was installed. New pre-finished hardwood floors with a rich, dark stain were installed throughout the entire space.
In the kitchen, the existing cabinetry remained, but one wall of soffits were removed to make way for crown molding. A new, large island was built. It contains a sink and room for 4 to sit comfortably. A wall of cabinetry was also installed opposite the island providing additional storage and counter space. A TV was also installed giving those sitting on the bar stools a perfect view.
Additionally, new windows were installed, as well as decorative window trim to match the rest of the home. A paint color, suggested by a Monk’s Kitchen and Bath Designer, finishes off the room. The homeowner commented that it is one that they never would have selected, but that she loves it. So do we.