HGTV Featured Kitchen Remodel

This mid century modern home was originally designed and built by Ralph Haver in the Marlin Grove neighborhood in central Phoenix. Our remodel of this unique home gained national recognition from HGTV as well as locally on the Modern Phoenix home tour and website.

Our remodel of the home’s interior involved updating the kitchen, guest bathroom, and great room areas. The HGTV feature was focused on the kitchen remodel and comparing it against two other local kitchen remodels in the same price range.

The focus of the kitchen remodel was to create a more open floor plan by removing the original box-like island from the kitchen and replacing it and the rest of the original cabinets with new frame-less acrylic-finish UltraCraft cabinetry. Bold touches of orange cabinetry as well as stainless steel kick plates were added to accent this unique kitchen.

The new island was wrapped on three sides with quartz counter-top material. The same quartz counter-tops were used on all of the kitchen cabinets, extending out onto the “floating cabinets” in the dining area.

The floating cabinets are supported by a tubular steel framework between the kitchen cabinets and the dining room block wall. We had replaced an unused exterior door in the dining area with a picture window. The floating cabinets were designed to allow the light from the window to flow above and below the cabinetry into the dining area.

The mosaic glass tile back-splash was accented by the touch-to-activate under-cabinet lighting. A boxed fluorescent ceiling light was removed and replaced with cable lighting that would not conflict with the exposed ceiling beams.

The kitchen was tiled with the same porcelain rectangular tile that we used in the adjoining great room.

A kitchen remodel similar to this one would have a budget in the $50,000 to $70,000 range, depending on its features.