Case Studies

Kitchens Case Studies: Open Concept Kitchen and Living Room Completed in Pikesville, MD

Friday, May 26th, 2017 by Starcom Intern


We reconfigured this open concept kitchen and living room to better suit the family’s needs. They loved entertaining and having family over during the holidays, but their previous kitchen design was closed off to the living room. A cramped cooking space was not conducive for cooking family meals or for entertaining. Whilst cooking in the kitchen the hosts couldn’t see their guests in the living room and wanted to open up the wall between the two spaces.


For this modern kitchen design the homeowners wanted plenty of storage space and modern appliances. On one side of the kitchen we installed floor to ceiling wood cabinets, with built in space for the double ovens and large two door refrigerator. The stainless steel appliances go perfectly with the fixtures on the kitchen cabinets. Directly next to the refrigerator was a small counter piece was the home for a new wine fridge.

The kitchen was reconfigured to accommodate the new open design. The gas cook top was installed on top of the new peninsula; the sink was placed directly in front of the large window; and dishwasher directly next to the sink. Dark granite counters were added to compliment the rest of the design. The tile backsplash has a bold horizontal pattern and compliments the brick face on the newly finished fireplace. Since the fireplace can be seen from the kitchen it made sense to have design elements in both rooms that allowed the spaces to have continuity.

Above the peninsula there were built in shelves adjoining the new cabinets. These shelves displayed the family’s unique collection of ornate teapots, and with perfect access to the new stove top. Built in shelves were also added, flanking the newly finished fireplace. The family loved their new kitchen design and the flow between the two living spaces. They now love entertaining and having people over, and they don’t have to be concerned with a cramped space while cooking. They loved their new space so much that they also brought us on to complete their power room renovation as well.

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