Chrysalis Award ~ Mukwonago, Kitchen

The homeowner had a very “non functional”, dark, outdated kitchen with a formal dining room that was rarely used. The family consisted of Mom, Dad, three small boys, and two very large black labs.

The original kitchen had oak cabinetry, poor lighting, and a very large copper hood that was directly in the center of the kitchen. It was not only an obstacle but a true safety hazard as it had very sharp corners at chin height.

The homeowner wanted a functional kitchen for entertaining, cooking for visiting “out-of town” guests, a place for all three boys to eat, do homework, and help with clean-up, and a inviting dining area.

We constructed and installed custom solid Hickory wood cabinetry with “dove-tailed” drawers, full extension “soft-close” drawer slides, and “euro style” hinges. We constructed and installed multiple cabinets with spice racks, pantry pull outs, a removable Corian “easy-clean” cutting board, china cabinet, wine rack, and matching doors to make their refrigerator and freezer feel “built-in”.

We constructed two separate dog feeding stations that had plumbing and dog food storage incorporated into each. We constructed a built in garage for the homeowner’s water cooler.

The homeowner made mention in the early stages of the project that one of the chores for “the boys” was to do the dishes. We constructed a pull out locking step directly beneath the sink. When the boys get too big for the step, you can remove the step, turn it over and it converts to a drawer.

Complimenting the cabinets, we installed granite countertops with matching backsplash in the cooking areas. We installed tumbled travertine backsplash between the upper and lower cabinets on the exterior wall.

We installed multi-sized travertine tile in a “pin wheel” pattern and a “Nu-heat” heated floor in the entire kitchen and dining areas.

We constructed a hanging soffit that matches the island exactly in shape and size with Xenon accent lighting illuminating the ceiling.