A new generation brings a new design. In early 2020, this home’s newly engaged couple decided to move from Boston to Niskayuna. Sara and Dan were returning to their roots…they purchased this home from Dan’s grandparents. But with so many memories from past generations of Dan’s family, they wanted to honor that legacy while modernizing the home’s design and style.
Like many homes built in the mid-1900’s, the old kitchen and dining rooms were separated, walls were paneled with dark wood, and there was limited natural light. The couple wanted to open the space, make it more geared for entertaining, and allow the natural light to fill the room. They had put a huge amount of thought and planning into what they wanted to get out of their new kitchen, both for function and feel. Walls were removed. Wood paneling was replaced with sheetrock. Lighting and electrical was updated. The original wood ceiling beams and brick fireplace were retained for a stark contrast with the lighter colors of the flooring and cabinets. Continuous flooring carries throughout the entire renovated area. The two tone painted cabinets of along with gold hardware tied everything together. The eat-in dining area flows effortlessly to the kitchen, fireplace, and formal dining area.
Designer Sarah McDonald worked with carpenters Bob Dowen, John Schillinger and Dominick Peluso to bring this concept to life. Mind you, this project began around the start of the pandemic. Despite all the challenges that arose, the homeowners and our team worked together to forge ahead and see the project through completion. However, the kitchen was only one part of the plan for this home…stay tuned to find out about the 3 full baths that were remodeled in conjunction with the kitchen!!!
If you’re ready to remodel your own kitchen in Schenectady or one of the neighboring communities, our team at Bennett Contracting can help. Reach out to us using our contact form today to begin planning.