A St. Charles, MO family wanted to remodel their home to open the space up for their blended family. When they entertained family and friends, they wanted to sit everyone together. They decided that this is their forever home, so they created a stunning and functional kitchen that will be enjoyed for years to come.
The homeowners wanted to work with a remodeling company that had a great reputation, had great attention to detail, and offered an in-house production staff as opposed to a company that sub-contracted out the work. So, they turned to Mosby to accomplish their remodeling goals.
The kitchen had a traditional U-shaped layout with a peninsula that separated the main kitchen area from the eat-in space. The style of the kitchen was that commonly seen in a 1980’s-built home with light oak cabinets, laminate countertops, and white appliances.
The project entailed a full remodel of the space which melded the kitchen and eat-in areas together to create one large kitchen space. Mosby also updated the powder room and pantry area that are right off the kitchen, as well as a set of stairs from the first floor to the second floor.
The homeowners, along with Mosby designers Jake Spurgeon and Tanya Yaacoub, designed a stunning and glitzy space that completely transformed the look of the house, featuring a whole host of interesting design details and kitchen accessories. The homeowner wanted to recreate her grandmother’s craftsman inspired home. When looking at finishes, Jake and Tanya wanted to create a space that was classic and sophisticated, but fun.
The remodeling process wasn’t without its’ challenges. The Mosby production crew discovered that the home was not originally framed properly, and therefore some walls needed to be removed. A sill plate on an exterior wall had rotted and needed to be replaced.
One of the immediate features that catch your eye is the statement lighting, including three natural brass spheres that are suspended over the island and a gold leaf pendant light hanging over the sink. The homeowners didn’t want lighting that had a glass or a surface that was going to show fingerprints. The lights needed to be bright enough to light up the large island surface below, but small enough that they didn’t look odd. The beauty of these pieces proves how important lighting can be to the overall look of a space.
The custom island that was built is expansive to serve as one large dining and kitchen space. It’s built from Sterling EVO cabinets and Cambria quartz countertops, the same as the perimeter cabinets and countertops. The homeowners fell in love with the glittery gold and purple flecks in the countertops, but they found out the colors were inspired by the Minnesota Vikings, their least favorite football team. Luckily, the homeowners decided they loved the material despite the Viking connection!
Another striking design element is the metallic-style square tile that lays under the large range vent hood. This creates another focal point and adds dimension and complements the rest of the color scheme of the space.
The kitchen has an assortment of neat and functional accessories including a pot filler at the oven range, a freezer drawer next to the bar for ice cream, a warming drawer, a microwave drawer and a pull-out stand for a mixer.
The powder room features oversized subway tile that was installed vertically, giving the bathroom more height and uniqueness rather than installing it in a more traditional horizontal pattern. The homeowners have always loved the idea of crystal knobs for the cabinetry. Installing a mini chandelier on the ceiling helped complete the elegant look of this powder room.
The original stairs were steep and dangerous, so a set of new stairs were built to not only be safer but to aesthetically tie in with the rest of the updated home. It also created a wall gallery for the homeowners’ artwork.
While it may not be the first thing someone notices about the home, Mosby Building Arts Designer, Jake Spurgeon’s, favorite aspect of the remodel are the new Pella windows. The windows give a great amount of natural light to the home and the windows’ black stained trim creates a dramatic contrast to the lighter paint color on the walls.
Mosby was able to successfully deliver a functional and beautifully designed space that’s perfect for the homeowners’ needs.