Project Address: 11121 Brookstone Court, Louisville, KY 40223
Project: Kitchen & First Floor Renovation
Brandon Bailey & Jon Steimel
Bailey Remodeling & Construction, LLC
137 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
502-749-1586 / BaileyRemodel.com
Bailey Remodeling’s client loves to host family gatherings and parties but had a lot of issues that were creating problems throughout their first floor. The dining room was small and disconnected from the rest of the house and the living room was large but seldom used. While entertaining, the kitchen became cramped as family and guests tended to gather in the kitchen. And when it came time to sit down to eat, guests had to be divided between the eat-in kitchen and the dining room not allowing everyone to be together to enjoy a meal.
The homeowner decided they needed a professional Design-Build company in Bailey Remodeling & Construction to help identify and articulate the problems with the house and design a renovation that fit their budget. All the work completed, which includes the kitchen, family room, dining area and first floor bathroom, 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 tile flooring, a kitchen table that was always in the way, not enough countertop and storage space and bad lighting. The kitchen was separated from the family room by a closet that formerly held the washer and dryer. A beautiful hardwood floor replaced the old tile and now continues seamlessly throughout the entire first floor. The double island is the real show-stopper on this project. The main island is used for prepping and cooking and the additional island is a bar and seating area all in one that is located right off the family room.
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. A large attractive hood now complements the new appliances and has efficient venting capabilities. The 48” professional range is the centerpiece to the new kitchen’s functionality. Large family meals are now prepared with adequate space for multiple cooks, multiple large pans on top the stove and casseroles in the ovens. The more open floor plan also allows plenty of room for guests in the kitchen too! The large farm table in the dining area seats twice as many people as the previous space allowed.
The previously rarely used dining area was transformed into an eating area that opens off the kitchen with a beautiful bank of cabinets to store overflow cooking utensil and dishware. Steel beams were installed to create a seamless ceiling between the two rooms and better support below as the floor previously had a big hump in it. The formal living room off the foyer was repurposed as a new informal seating area that is now connected to the family room where puzzles and games can be played in a relaxed space.
The fireplace was updated with a new mantle and fireplace screen along with new doors on the built-ins flanking each side. A first floor bathroom also was in need of an overhaul. A new vanity, updated lighting and wallpaper are in keeping with the major renovations on the same floor.
“I really appreciated the thoughtful manner in which the Bailey Team guided me through the entire remodeling process and took all the stress out of the constructon experience!” says the homeowner.
Cabinetry and Countertops: PC Home Center
Plumbing & Light Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Tile: Louisville Tile.