2017 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 09


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House 09: 2200 Homewood Drive, Anchorage, KY 40223
Kitchen Remodel, Pantry, Laundry Room Update

Karen McKechnie
Stonehenge Construction LLC & Sons
3510 Wilderness Trail, Louisville, KY 40299
Registered Remodeler

When a young couple moved into this Anchorage house last summer, they realized the galley kitchen felt cramped with the existing floor plan. The layout had consisted of two walls leading to a sunroom, but with the new open concept, the space is now adequate for their growing family and frequent entertaining. After Stonehenge Construction’s extensive renovation, the couple fell in love with their dream kitchen and updated laundry room.

A four-star chef would feel right at home in the sophisticated kitchen that includes a four-foot range, a wall oven, an Advantium microwave and warming drawer, a dishwasher, and an island dishwasher drawer. The previous 2 foot by 6 foot island with nearby peninsula was replaced with a 10 foot island, which seats six. White perimeter cabinetry and the gray island are topped with a one of a kind granite called Athena. Set against Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl walls, the kitchen is complimented by white subway tile backsplash, a picture framed mosaic above the range, industrial pendants hanging over the island, and filament sconce lighting over a farmhouse sink.

Using the existing header, Stonehenge raised windows to extend cabinets and create a coffee bar that includes a sink, beverage refrigerator, and icemaker. Cabinet fronts conceal most appliances as well as a vertical spice rack and two roll-out wastebaskets. By eliminating a bump-out and exterior door, the unused space leading to the garage created room for two pantries. This is one of several examples of how Stonehenge maximized storage space.

Hardwood floors were installed in the kitchen and a veneered brick tile flooring was laid in the mudroom and powder room. Prior to the renovation, the powder room had only a toilet, but by pushing a wall back and adding plumbing, the addition of a sink was possible. By utilizing the new plumbing from the powder room, the wasted space under the stairs was converted to a dog shower. Another wall was pushed back to accommodate a recessed washer and dryer.

Miscellaneous home upgrades include a buried 1,000 gallon propane tank installed in the backyard to supply underground gas lines for the new range, a pool heater, and future gas needs of the house. Electrical upgrades include a new house generator and total replacement of the Federal Pacific electrical panels. Installation of exterior rustic cedar where exterior walls were updated blend seamlessly with original siding.

Appliances: Bonnycastle Appliance & TV
Backsplash Installation: A.C. Ceramics
Cabinetry: Chris’s Custom Cabinets
Demo and Roofing: Woods Home Improvement
Electric: Laswell Electrical
Flooring: Gil’s Hardwood
Framing: Green Construction
Gas Tank: Empire Gas
Generator: Varitech Generators
Granite: Global
HVAC: Birkhead Co. Heat & Air Conditioning
Kitchen Countertops: Designs in Stone
Lighting Fixtures: Brecher’s Lighting
Lumber: PC Lumber & Hardware
Mud Room and Dog Shower Tile: Horizon Tile & Kentuckiana Countertops
Painting: Tom Weiss Painting; Plumbing: McCallister Plumbing
Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Tile: Louisville Tile
Trim: Hardin & Company
Windows: Pella Windows and Doors
Underground Gas: Pages Gas