Kitchen Remodel in Palisades, Washington, DC
Located in the quiet Palisades neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, the owners of this 1970’s home contacted Four Brothers to remodel and expand their kitchen and dining room in what would be the first of two major renovations. (Click here to see phase two!) Our clients love to entertain and wanted the perfect kitchen to host parties and gatherings for their friend and family. Since the floor plan would be changing significantly, we needed to fully gut the existing kitchen down to bare studs so that the appropriate framing, plumbing, and electrical changes could be made to support the new layout. Working with our architects and designers, it was decided that the new kitchen would feature an open layout, revolving around a large center island, with an additional entry added between the kitchen and dining room.
Style and Design
Our clients wanted their new kitchen to be bright and authentically Cape Cod in style, appropriate to the home’s traditional architecture. We used Elmwood cabinets from District Cabinets and 3” Corian Quartz countertops in Calacatta Natura throughout. For contrast, the island cabinetry was color matched specifically to Sherwin Williams Navel Blue. Above the range we installed a custom hood facade, also by Elmwood. On the walls we used Carrara marble tile by Architectural Ceramics, arranged in a herringbone pattern. The farmhouse sink is by Shaw, with a faucet by Rohl. All appliances, including the wine cooler and under-counter ice maker, are stainless steel by Subzero/Wolf.
A breakfast nook was added with custom built-in, banquet style seating, and features freshly made cushions sourced locally from Rockville Interiors. Bead board paneling was used on the ceiling with custom moulding milled to match the home’s original trim. The existing skylight windows were replaced with a more energy efficient alternative by Velulux and feature automated blinds. Finally, the floor is pre-finished hand-hewn from Provenza’s Richmond collection in color “Potomac.”