Kitchen Remodel and Expansion Including Bearing Wall Removal
This kitchen remodel and expansion was a big project that involved tearing down a bearing wall and installing a glue lam beam to open up the kitchen to the living room and dining room.
The glue lam beam replaced a bearing wall to carry the load of the roof. We installed new cabinetry with granite countertops, adding an attractive ceramic backsplash which makes for a more modern look that still blends in well with this 50 year old home.
In the background you can also see a hallway that used to lead to the three bedrooms. With the new open floorplan we were able to create a walk-in pantry with an attractive door with a smoked glass insert.
We built an island for the stove with cabinets either side and a nice stainless steel range hood above it. We installed all new upper and lower kitchen cabinets with stainless steel accents to complement the new look that included a stainless steel refrigerator.
The floor was also redone with porcelain faux wood tiles in a pickeled grey finish that further complements the look of this newly expanded and remodeled kitchen. The owners could not have been happier!
Photos of the finished project, along with some taken in progress:
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