House 07: 6108 Rodes Drive, Louisville, KY 40222
Kitchen and Family Room Remodel
Brandon Bailey and Jon Steimel
Bailey Remodeling & Construction, LLC
137 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
502-749-1586 / BaileyRemodel.com
Bailey Remodeling & Construction’s clients contacted them because they had a variety of issues that were creating problems throughout their first floor. The dining room was small, disconnected from the rest of the house and never used. The living room, however, was large, but that space, as well, wasn’t being used. The kitchen felt cramped and when they entertained, they were embarrassed about the overall look and compartmentalized layout.
After having a negative experience with two bathroom remodels on the second floor with a previous contractor, they decided they needed a professional company in Bailey Remodeling & Construction to design and renovate the kitchen, family room, dining area and first floor bathroom, all of which was accomplished in a two-month period.
The new kitchen is dramatically unrecognizable from the former space that was literally stuck in the past with stick-on vinyl flooring, a kitchen table that was always in the way, not enough countertop and storage space along with bad lighting. The kitchen also lacked adequate pantry storage. A beautiful hardwood floor now connects the kitchen and dining room. White perimeter cabinetry allows the four-seat coffee colored island to provide interesting contrast. Brushed nickel hardware matches the light fixtures over the island.
Before the remodel, there was no venting for the stove, causing the kitchen to get hot, and it was hard to get rid of the smoke when cooking. An attractive hood now complements the new appliances and has efficient venting capabilities. A pantry was added to supplement the storage in other cabinets. Double hung windows were replaced with a large window that overlooks the backyard and patio.
The previously rarely used dining area was transformed into an eating and coffee bar area that opens off the kitchen. A steel beam was installed to create a seamless ceiling between the two rooms. The former dedicated living room off the foyer was repurposed as the new formal dining room.
Outdated paneling was removed and the brick of the fireplace was whitewashed in the adjoining family room. Also replaced were doors that open from the family room onto the patio, enhancing the flow to both areas along with improved lighting.
A first floor bathroom, with a small vanity and an old tub, was in need of an overhaul. A new black vanity, black and white tile floor, updated lighting and exhaust fan are in keeping with the major renovations on the same floor.
“Our experience working with the Bailey team was amazing and they exceeded all of our expectations!” says the homeowner.
Cabinetry and Countertops: PC Home Center
Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lightening Gallery
Tile: Louisville Tile