Award Winning Kitchen
This old farmhouse was built in the 1790’s and is rumored to be the home of Al Capone’s aunt. While we didn’t find any indication that Al Capone was there, we did find wide plank floors, exposed beams, and huge fireplaces. Most of the rooms have the character and charm of a 200 year-old home except for the kitchen. The kitchen was a victim of a bad 1980’s remodel.
North Bethlehem Kitchen
The customers of this 1970s Colonial wanted a big open space. The problem was the first floor was made up of several small dark rooms, with shag carpet and wood paneling.
The customers’ home is a 1940’s Cape Cod with a 100 square-foot kitchen and a small narrow attached garage. When the customer called us to enlarge their kitchen, we immediately saw the garage as a way to enlarge the kitchen. However, there were two problems with this concept. A concrete block and brick wall separated the two spaces, and closing off the front facing garage door never looks good on the front façade. Add the logistics of maintaining a useable kitchen for the duration of the project, and you can see this is not a typical kitchen remodel.
This kitchen was built in the 1970s, and it shows. But the cabinets were all high quality custom built out of walnut; it would be a waste to trash them. We disassembled the cabinets and modified them to fit today’s modern appliances.
Historic Bethlehem Kitchen
This is the second time we remodeled this kitchen. The first time, shown above was 2002, ten years later we made it bigger and better. The narrow kitchen was the hub of the home, and an under-used formal dining room was through a narrow doorway that felt disconnected.
We added on to create a 15×30’ kitchen space in this West Allentown home. We aligned the kitchen sink and window with the island and set a skylight directly above. The windows, skylight, and vaulted ceiling brighten up the whole house. A tile floor with radiant heating bridges the old and new parts of the kitchen.
Catasauqua Historic District
We finished up our addition in the historic district of Catasauqua. This was actually 2 additions tied together with a porch. On the rear we added on a larger kitchen and then we built a huge mudroom on the side of the house. We matched the original built-ins with new custom made cabinets. Installed heated tile floors and a ultra efficient Mitsubishi split system heat pump for heat and AC.
Here are some other kitchen remodels that we have completed over the years. We have relationships with all of the major Lehigh Valley kitchen cabinet dealers including Stofanak, Morris Black, Kitchens by Design, and Oberholtzer.