I enjoy sharing ideas for Kitchen Remodel Design Ideas. I love when I get the opportunity to share a Homeowner’s Kitchen Remodel by Donco Designs. This Sunrise Kitchen Remodel was a lot of fun and extremely enjoyable project to work on. The homeowner really did her homework and added features that made her Sunrise Kitchen unique and vastly improved the space in the kitchen.
We wanted to use a southwest theme but a modern approach to this theme. We used shaker cabinets in a nice classic red brown color. We used accent features of bronze instead of traditional stainless steel or chrome.
It is important to mention that we started this kitchen remodel by discussing the project with the client. We informed the homeowner that the work required a permit with the City of Sunrise Florida. This is an added cost to the project, but it is a requirement by law that you apply for a permit when you perform certain types of remodel projects in your home. It is also required that you file a notice of commencement with Broward County for any project over $2,500. If a contractor does not want to obtain a permit for your kitchen remodel project that involves electrical, structural and plumbing, please consider using another contractor. This protects you the homeowner and allows you to know that your work is being done properly by the Florida Building code and being inspected by licensed inspectors.
Now let’s look at our Sunrise Kitchen Remodel project. The kitchen floor plan had great bone structure to start with. The original builder used a beautiful large window over the sink. The kitchen had a pantry closet and a door that led into the garage. The lighting for the kitchen was the traditional outdated cove ceiling with a ceiling fan in the middle.
We went through a lot of ideas, but decided to keep the footprint and work within the space allowed. We were challenged with how do we really make this kitchen stand out and look dramatically different. We decided to take the matters up in height. Since this was a house, after we demo’d the ceiling, we raised the ceiling to allow us to use 42″ cabinets instead of traditional 30″ cabinets. Wow!! what a difference height makes in this home.