Spring is here and so are Tax Refunds!

This time of year when spring has finally sprung and everyone is feeling rejuvenated from a long winter; many homeowners find that it is the perfect time to think about making those long wanted home upgrades. Coincidentally, it also happens to be that time of year when many of us receive tax refunds which can provide that extra boost to start upgrading.

Kitchen - Before Renovation

The Peak Construction team recently completed an extensive home renovation nearby that has some great upgraded features we wanted to share that may also inspire you this time of year! The home owners decided to remodel their living area when it became increasingly difficult to entertain with their large, growing family. They also wanted to upgrade their kitchen appliances for gourmet cooking with a defined area for food preparation.

Finished Kitchen

Their original kitchen had a very confined, L-shaped structure and the architectural layout on the first floor was also a bit constricted. After fully evaluating the potential of the space we began planning a variety of improvements that would re-define the flow of the entire first floor area for entertaining.

Finished Kitchen

Our team began to open up the kitchen space by removing a main wall that was creating an unnecessary barrier to other living spaces. To further open the space, we reworked the staircase to be circular with a balustrade and added in an archway from Erich’s Fine Woodworking with a casing header in between the kitchen and formal dining room.

The luxury kitchen redesign included custom stained and painted maple cabinets, upgraded appliances, warm lighting, new floor tiling, an exhaust system over the cook top range, and the creating of an inviting white marble topped bar and island where people could naturally congregate during family events.

Keep Your Kitchen Exhaust System in Mind during an Upgrade
The exhaust system was a great feature of this kitchen, seeing as the home owner wanted a gourmet kitchen for a lot of cooking! One thing to note about a kitchen exhaust system – if you don’t have an efficient CPM you can’t do heavy cooking to clear out the area, so this was a necessity for this homeowner. In order to create a quiet but efficient exhaust system we ran new ductwork through the garage, hooked up a powerful motor and integrated it over the cook top with a beautiful kitchen exhaust hood.

Mudroom - Before & After

Electric Radiant Floor Heating Coils: Perfect for a Mudroom
The last upgraded area of this home was the addition of a mudroom and enhanced laundry space. We are always keeping green construction in mind and recycling of material, so for this area we were able to recycle the old kitchen cabinets and create very nice storage space in the laundry room. Additionally, since we began this portion of the project by converting an area of the garage to be the mudroom and laundry room, we installed electric radiant floor heating coils underneath the new tile to keep the area warm and comfortable during the winter. The electric radiant heat is also great for keeping your winter boots warm and snow-free!