Windsor Park Kitchen & Bathroom
The Kitchen Design Process
This project is a perfect example of a kitchen refinish without gutting everything out. By doing that you can update the look of the kitchen while keeping the cost a lot lower than installing brand new cabinets. This option fits best in situations where the overall layout and the condition of the kitchen cabinets is fine but the color or the design of the doors needed to be changed for the updated look.
In this specific project, we replaced all the doors and drawer faces, and we installed new hardware (a self-closing mechanism for all doors and drawers). We installed new handles and painted all new doors and drawer faces and old kitchen cabinet boxes. We then replaced the countertops and the faucet and in order to accommodate the customer’s needs, we made some adjustments and fabrications to the original cabinet boxes. We demolished the section of the cooktop cabinet and replaced it with custom-made new cabinets to match the existing cabinets in order to fit a brand new range. We removed the old oven and replaced it with a new custom-made cabinet unit to match the existing cabinets and to fit the microwave on a shelf. We also fabricated the opening of the fridge to be able to fit a new larger fridge.
Around all of those cabinets adjustment we also made sure to make all necessary plumbing and electrical adjustments according to building codes. For example: The microwave needed to be connected to a 110-volt outlet but in this area, there was a 220-volt outlet because of the old oven that was located there before. Therefore we had to make the adjustment and switch this outlet from 110 to 220. We also needed to run a new water line and install a shut-off valve behind the fridge for water and ice because the existing water line was located too high and without a shut-off valve which is not up to code.