Custom Kitchen

When I moved in to the Sugarshack exactly one year ago, the kitchen totally sucked; it was an eyesore….easily the most outdated room in the house.  But hell, I don’t cook…so who really cares, right?  Well after a few get-togethers it was easy to see that the space needed a facelift.  What started off as a simple upgrade idea, turned into a full-on, all-out, massive renovation.  My contractors kicked ass and did a great job!  (HUGE PLUG for 3RD GENERATION CONTRACTORS 801-635-7639).  Joe and Ben totally turned my ideas into reality as well as throwing in some super cool features of their own.  After 3 months of living in demolition & remodeling dust, the kitchen turned out superbly…no flaws whatsoever!  Guess I’ll have to learn how to cook now.

Here are a few details:

breakfast bar

breakfast bar

 

bar top

bar top

 

concrete countertops and backsplash

concrete countertops and backsplash

 

handles and flooring

handles and flooring

 

shelving

shelving & glassware

 

built-in wine rack

built-in wine rack

 

Let’s go back in time for a second, shall we?

 

The day I moved in.  Looking into the kitchen from the dining area.

The day I moved in. Looking into the kitchen from the dining area.

 

Rach & TJ cookin' up some din din.

Rach & TJ cookin’ up some din din.  Such lovely wallpaper.

 

the day Ryan and I installed new appliances

the day Ryan and I installed new appliances

Ryan hiding his plumber's crack

Ryan hiding his plumber’s crack

 

A few shots of the labor and progress…..

 

down to the studs!!!

down to the studs!!!

 

wall removed; skylight installed

wall removed; skylight installed

 

a little exposed brick doesn't suck

a little exposed brick doesn’t suck

 

Ben taking a Parallam beam from nothin' to somethin'

Ben taking a Parallam beam from nothin’ to somethin’

 

And now for the finished product.  Such an amazing transformation!

 

the whole place is opened up

the whole place is opened up

 

that beam Ben was working on turned out siiiiick

that beam Ben was working on turned out siiiiick

matching parallam window sil notched-out for the faucet handle

matching parallam window sill notched-out for the faucet handle

 

perfect for plants

perfect for plants

 

backlit liquor cabinet

backlit liquor cabinet and brick

 

USB charging outlet underneath bar

USB charging outlet underneath bar

 

pull-out pantry

pull-out pantry

incredibly sturdy open shelving

incredibly sturdy floating shelves

 

simple and open

simple and open

 

counter-height seating

counter-height seating

 

looking towards the front of the house

looking towards the front of the house

 

magnetic chalkboard accent wall

magnetic chalkboard accent wall

 

backlit, 9-bottle rack stocked w/the best cab on the market

backlit, 9-bottle rack stocked w/the best cab on the market

 

Joe's creation

Joe’s creation

 

built-in bottle opener

built-in bottle opener

 

I’m so pleased with the tones, textures, materials, functionality, and workmanship.  Not too modern…not too industrial…not too trendy…not too showy…not too bachelor-paddy, but definitely a bit of them all; the room just feels good to be in.  Come over and I’ll pour you a cold one….or attempt to cook you a meal.

 

stools

 

 

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