House 11: 4006 Maplehurst Drive, Crestwood, KY 40014
Project: Kitchen, Family Room, Screened Porch Remodel
Java Construction LLC
2602 Meadowlark Court, Prospect, KY 40059
502-548-1022 / JavaConstructionLouisville.com
When Steve Hartung, of Java Construction, tells prospective clients that he takes a team approach to his remodeling projects, he proves it at the outset. He, along with all his subcontractors, meet with the client to discuss every aspect of the job, including costs and project timeline. “Over the years, I have found that introducing the team establishes a bond and a high level of trust with the client,” he says. That is exactly the approach he adopted with the homeowners who wanted to rejuvenate their Crestwood ranch house with a more open floor plan. They were already familiar with Java Construction’s work, having visited the home the company had on the 2016 Tour of Remodeled Homes.
This remodeling project began with addressing the issue of the four-foot opening between the kitchen and family room. Removing two walls between the rooms immediately redefined the space and presented exciting design possibilities. Also removed were a large aquarium, the fireplace hearth and mantel. Java Construction refashioned bookcases on either side of the fireplace and created a new hearth and rock front mantel.
One of the homeowners, a culinary teacher, imagined an updated kitchen in which panache and pragmatic design work in harmony. The new kitchen illustrates that vision. White cabinets, some with glass fronts, are accentuated by marble countertops. Pilasters flank the stainless steel range hood, making that area a focal point of the kitchen. The hood was designed with a makeup air system to eliminate negative air pressure exhaust.
A major revision to the kitchen layout is the addition of seating for four people. Also part of the kitchen remodel was the replacement of the window above the sink with a larger sliding window and a pass-out shelf to the porch.
In addition to opening the kitchen onto the family room, cabinetry was wrapped from the kitchen into the adjacent area to further establish the personality of the combined spaces.
A door leading from the family room to the screened porch was replaced as the porch was converted to a three seasons room with composite decking and panels that open and close.
Flooring on the first floor was removed. New wide plank hardwood imparts the home with a rich character. The remodel also included the installation of custom baseboard and casings, renovation of the laundry room and reworking the ductwork for plumbing and the HVAC system.
Appliances: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Cabinetry: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Countertops: ELeet Stone Countertops
Drywall: Alvarado’s Drywall & Finishing
Electric: Corrigan Electric Co.
Fireplace: Fireplace Distributors
Flooring: Sam Kinnaird’s Flooring
HVAC: Prudential Heating & Air Conditioning
Interior Design: J. Renee Designs
Interior Finishes: Specialty Construction of Louisville
Lighting Fixtures: Brecher’s Lighting
Painting: Tim Joseph
Plumbing: Dauenhauer Plumbing
Screened Porch: Allied Aluminum Products, Inc.
Windows: K-I Lumber & Building Materials, Andersen Windows