2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes – House 12


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Project Address: 9910 White Blossom Blvd., Louisville, KY 40241

Project: Kitchen & Main Floor Remodel

Carter Bender
Bender Construction
PO Box 4, LaGrange, KY 40031
502-265-7196 / BenderBuild.com
Registered Remodeler

The homeowners of this home in Springhurst were so impressed with Bender Construction’s kitchen remodel for a neighbor’s house that they asked the company for a similar renovation to their own kitchen. The remodel proved to be more extensive than a kitchen redo, involving the entire first floor.

Changing the footprint of the first floor began with expanding the kitchen into what formerly was the dining room. In turn, the new dining room is the reimagined space that had previously been the den. Exquisite solid eucalyptus flooring unites all the rooms that boast an entirely new personality.

The redesigned kitchen, highlighted by GE Café series appliances that include a built-in double wall oven with French doors and a hood insert within the cabinet box, could set the scene for a four-star chef to demonstrate his or her culinary masterpieces. Skilled space planning enabled doubling the amount of cabinets and counterspace that would be found in most high-end kitchens. Dove White raised panel cabinets are traditional in character but sport modern details. They are accentuated by a honed matte finish black quartz countertop, beveled travertine subway tile backsplash and hammered bronze hardware. Unique organizational items such as pull-out trays within the cabinets are hidden from view but much appreciated by the busy family as are the corner cupboard, built-in pantry, large island and snack bar. A beverage center is located on the end of the island that has seating for family and visitors.

Recessed lighting was added in the living room, the breakfast area was dressed up with a chandelier and pendants were hung over the island in the kitchen. Receptacles with USB outlets were located in various spots on the first floor.

Crown molding throughout the remodeled area and custom bookshelves in the living room and breakfast area are some of the many special touches that provide visual interest.

High efficiency casement-style windows were installed and a swing-out insulated fiberglass door unit was placed on the rear patio. Batt insulation was installed on the first floor to further provide energy efficiency to the home.

Interior Design: Bender Construction
Windows: K-I Lumber and Building Materials
Cabinets: Lowe’s
Appliances: Trend Appliances
Plumbing: Pacific Plumbing
Electric: Kolb Electric
Insulation: Energy Savers
Countertops: Designs in Stone
Backsplash; Tile Shop
Flooring: Lowes.