North Elm Kitchen | Arlington Heights, Illinois

Our clients knew they wanted to refresh their kitchen with painted cabinets and new countertops. After discussing all that they wanted to accomplish within the new kitchen space, as well as gaining an understanding of their budget, we agreed that they could and it would be beneficial to completely upgrade the entire kitchen.

The entire room was upgraded from an outdated, late 80’s kitchen design with stock oak cabinets and a microwave vented hood to a more transitional one that fit the homeowners’ style. White custom Shaker Cabinets were installed along with a white subway backsplash and quartz countertops to create a fresh clean look. A framed tile accent underneath the new stainless hood creates a focal point that creates tremendous interest while maintaining the serenity of the space.

To improve the efficiency and flow in the kitchen, the refrigerator was relocated to the interior wall as opposed to next to the range top. This allowed for the countertop space next to the burners to be maximized. The double oven was shifted to the left and floor to ceiling/soffit cabinets were installed to increase storage and make better use of the recessed area on the interior wall. 

An L-shaped Island was replaced by a wide Galley Island in order to create an unobstructed path to the adjacent kitchen table and family room zone of the open floor plan. A new microwave drawer was added to replace the one that had resided above the range top on one side of the island while the other was recessed to allow for stools.

The original floors were refinished throughout the main floor for continuity. An undermount, double-basin farmhouse sink replaced the old and new pendant lighting fixtures above the island and kitchen table were added to complete the look of this simply divine design.

Marble island with oven and white cabinets
White cabinets behind with silver appliances
Dining table with handing lights and green apples

How Much Will Your Kitchen Remodel Cost?

Unfortunately it is not as simple as a cost per square foot. View our pricing guide to learn the average cost of a kitchen remodel depending on whether you want a refresh, a full renovation, or your dream kitchen.



Kitchen sink with window behind and white cabinets
Appliances embedded into wall surrounded by cabinets
Silver stove with silver hood cover between white counters

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