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Remodeled kitchen with new center island

Our clients typically love their homes… for the most part. But there’s often at least one room they wish was updated or laid out differently. That sentiment was true for new homeowners who found a home they loved because it had an excellent location, and the exterior design reminded them of a beloved childhood home.

Not every part of the house sparked joy, however. The first floor left something to be desired, so the homeowners hired the design/build team at LaMantia to help make their first floor something they could love for years to come.

Updating the First Floor with a Home Remodeling Project 

LaMantia designers Jackie Prazak and Andy LaMantia knew that the clients wanted a more open-concept first floor that was better suited to a young family. The current layout was closed off, and each room felt too separate.

blueprint of home
blueprint of home

First Floor Remodeling Plans Open the Space  

Prazak and LaMantia knew that to be successful with this home remodeling project, they needed to open up the first floor to make it feel larger and provide better access to the living room.

Entry to kitchen before renovation

Their plans included the remodel of the original exterior walls, relocating the first-floor powder room, and revising the entry closet. The plans also included the removal of the wall that separated the kitchen from the rest of the space and resizing the living room.

Kitchen bay window before renovation

Kitchen dishwasher and cabinets before renovation

Kitchen oven and cabinets before before renovation

Kitchen Transformation with Additional Seating

One of the biggest parts of this home remodeling project was the kitchen transformation.  To complete the new kitchen design, Prazak and LaMantia suggest raising the bay window and relocating the sink, allowing for an L-shaped kitchen with a large island with seating and a separate desk area.

Remodeled kitchen with new center island

Remodeled kitchen with center island and built in desk

lamantia close up of kitchen island with brown top

Open-Concept First Floor Provides More Space for Family Time

Our clients were amazed at how much extra space we were able to find within the walls of their newly purchased home thanks to his home remodeling project. The first floor became much more functional for this family, and they were even able to get the mudroom of their dreams!


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