Kitchen renovations come in all shapes and sizes. This original kitchen was limited in space, as a standard builder kitchen with cabinets was blocking possible sitting areas. As a result the best decision for this kitchen renovation was to remove walls to open up the space. With the guidance of a structural engineers inspection, we determined that the walls to be removed were supporting the house, therefore a microlam beam was installed to carry the weight of the house. Allowing clear vision from the kitchen to the adjoining family room and entrance way. By removing some walls and creating a half wall the space was completely transformed opening up the kitchen creating an inviting main level space. The kitchen now houses a new island; 9’ft in length with a hidden microwave shelf on one end and garbage and recycling areas designed under the sink in custom cabinets. Simple rich brown Cambria quartz countertops has allowed for a clean replacement to a busy granite countertop. The customized white cabinets made by a local cabinet maker include pantry pull out shelves and customized shelves for baking trays. The fresh white cabinets paired with the maple island detailed in a dark wood stain create a unique style. With minimal back splash area we created a earth tone theme in travertine and glass detailed tile to tie in the beautiful brown maple island. This kitchen is perfect for the busy family that utilizes it, and with the addition of the half wall, this space is ready for entertaining!