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Benchmark Design Remodel > Council Kitchen And Dining Room Remodel Story

Council Kitchen Remodeling Story

by Benchmark

Welcome to the Council Kitchen Remodel.

We are happy to share this beautiful completed kitchen/dining room remodel in Cary, NC. So much went on in this project turn this kitchen & dining from tight to spacious.

See the transformation in the before and after pictures along with the 3D renderings approved by the client before the project started. Get ideas for own kitchen remodel along the way. Come on in and take a look around!

Issues To Be Solved

This home was built before the open floor plan was made popular. The kitchen had a very small footprint which lacked good storage and was rather tight to have much help in the kitchen. The room felt dark and dated along with inadequate cabinet and pantry storage.

The appliances were bought at different times and the finishes did not match.

Also, the dining room felt cramped and more of a catch-all than a place to have memorable family meals.

Our designers went to work to come up with a plan to solve the issues.

3D Design Renderings

Our renderings that were approved are almost an exact replica of the finished project. We know that it is sometimes hard to picture what major changes will look like. When you see your 3D renderings you know what your room will look like.

Gorgous Kitchen Solutions

The storage issue was solved with the installation of double-stacked or sometimes called stacked, cabinet design. Frameless cabinets were chosen for maximum cabinet access. Corbel accents were custom made by a local carpenter and painted with two-component paint we bought from the cabinet factory for a perfect match. The hideaway cabinet was customized with 270-degree hinges and an electrical outlet. They can hide some clutter items and opted to have the microwave inside.

The overhead hood was ducted to the exterior with a massive 10” duct through the garage. It produces amazing suction for the best ventilation to keep all of the gas and cooking fumes out of the house.

A beautiful subway tile was installed that adds to the character of this new cooking area. Appliances updated and all finishes now match. We changed the electric range to gas and the owner is very pleased with how well it cooks.

Lighting was solved by adding recessed lights throughout along with under cabinet lighting.

A Welcoming Dining Room

We opened up the kitchen by taking out the dividing wall between the kitchen and the formal dining room. We refinished the entire ground floor adding 600 sq ft of new hardwood to the existing floor. It came out flawless.

Lower cabinets were made for a beautifully painted sideboard to add tones more storage and charm to the room. The same granite countertop was continued from the kitchen.

Finally, we ran the house crown on top of the cabinets to tie it in. It makes the ceilings feel taller, more spacious, and cohesive with the whole house.


Our Goal

Provide Excellent Customer Service

We provide outstanding service through daily communication, accountability, and innovation of which is reflected in the quality of our results.

Innovative Problem Solving

Based on the ideas and concepts for your unique project, we use a 3D rendering program so we are able to come up with solutions and show you what the finished project will look like.

Accurate Budgeting

We work hard to determine an accurate cost of your project according to finishes, specialty trades, and labor. With our years of experience, we can come up with fixed-price contracts to avoid anything surprises.

We'd Love To Take On Your Project

Kitchen remodels can solve the need for more storage, countertop space, a better layout, and more. Let us help make your kitchen remodel a success.