Tucked in a quiet neighborhood in Valparaiso is a elegant home sporting a very new and extraordinary kitchen.

Having gone from a white painted kitchen, John and Kristine wanted a more traditional look and feel when they remodeled their kitchen / family / dining great room. They chose rustic hickory cabinetry complemented with hardwood floors throughout. Full overlay 3″ shaker style in the main part of the kitchen with the island and nook /booth area painted slate grey with a brown glaze and rub through /distressed finish.

Numerous custom amenities include: liquor pullout, spice drawers, a custom arch above the sink, multiple pull-up appliance garages, giant ceramic farm sink, pull-out waste, custom bar area and a nook seating area.

The wood tops on part of the island, entertainment area in the family room and seats in the nook were all built out of church pews that were taken out of the Valparaiso University Chapel a few years back and repurposed.  We also built a beautiful custom table and small benches for the nook from the same repurposed pews. 

One of the WOW factors in the kitchen is a big commercial cooktop with an automated downdraft that rises up out of the countertop when you need it.

Also note the knotty alder beams in the family room and nook area that Legacy Wood Creations built as well.

The contractor doing the installation, Gene Moench showed a lot of attention to detail throughout the entire project and I would recommend him to anyone.