2017 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 06


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House 06: 2107 Croghan Cross, Louisville, KY 40207
Kitchen and Bath Remodel

Ben Tyler
Ben Tyler Building & Remodeling Inc.
1115 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40204
502-583-7252 / BenTyler.com
Registered Builder/Remodeler

At the heart of the remodel of this 2-story Colonial home were complete renovations of the dated kitchen and master bathroom. Ben Tyler Building & Remodeling executed a design that beautifully blends aesthetics and practicality.
The previous design created a bottleneck of traffic as guests gathered at a bar area adjoining the kitchen. The remodeling project was initiated by removing the wall between the kitchen and family room, eliminating that impediment and allowing for an integrated design of the kitchen and family room. A coffered ceiling and oak flooring visually and physically connect the two spaces.
Changing the footprint of the cabinet layout in the kitchen enabled the inclusion of a larger island. Design elements of the totally renovated kitchen include Dove White cabinets with a quartzite countertop accented by polished nickel hardware, and Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, including a Wolf steam oven. Recessed and undercabinet lighting provide a duality of task and ambient lighting.
The former master bathroom was modernized by eliminating a built-in tub and deck area and replacing it with a free-standing pedestal tub. A Calacatta Oro marble floor, recessed lighting and a contemporary tubular fixture mounted on the mirror imbue the room with elegant simplicity. A wall was removed so that the shower could be expanded, and a closet was converted to accommodate a stacked washer/dryer. Subway tile on the shower wall is complemented by gray penny-round tile on the shower floor.
The remodel also included removing an existing water heater duct and replacing the existing water heater with a high-efficiency unit.

Cabinetry: Chris’s Custom Cabinets; Electric: Bob Gary Electric; Hardwood Floor Installation: Martin Flooring Company; Lighting: Brecher’s Lighting; Lumber: PC Lumber & Hardware; Mirrors and Glass: River City Glass & Mirror; Painting: Masterson Painting; Plumbing & HVAC: Blackburn & Davis; Tile Installation: Ron Mattingly Tile; Co.; Tile Supplier: Louisville Tile; Trim: Ben Tyler Building & Remodeling