Blueprint for Improvement: Northern Indy functional kitchen

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THE CHALLENGE:

This 1972-built home is in Indianapolis’ Pickwick Commons neighborhood.  The popular ’70s split-level design didn’t give the family the space they craved for spending time together and hosting friends and family.  They wanted to create a larger kitchen that opened into a brand-new great room which would offer plenty of room for family activities.

THE SOLUTION:

  • The exterior wall was removed and columns added to provide structural support and architectural interest between the kitchen and the new great room.
  • The kitchen was expanded into what was the dining room, giving the homeowners more room for maneuvering and a lot more storage.
  • An impressive granite backsplash makes quite a statement over the cooktop and continues to the counters.
  • New maple cabinetry with loads of pull-out shelves and organizers, plus a larger island, provide additional storage and organization.

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling; email him at lgreene@caseindy.com. Visit caseindy.com for more remodeling inspiration and advice.

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