Remodel Stories: Kitchen Makeover in Alaska

The new homeowners of this 17 year old kitchen loved the quality of the original Dura Supreme Cabinetry and how well it held up over the years, but they wanted a transitional and refined look. So they searched for a local Dura Supreme Cabinetry designer.

This traditional kitchen has 17 year old Dura Supreme maple cabinets.

Designer Danielle Bohn, CKD of Creative Kitchen Designs, Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska was excited to start on the job. She was surprised to discover that the original cabinets were from Dura Supreme Cabinetry, and that they were designed years ago by her co-worker, Hollie Ruocco.

17 year old Maple Kitchen with Dura Supreme Cabinetry

“You’d never know the cabinets had 17 years of wear and tear. They were in fantastic condition and still a high quality cabinet,” Danielle stated. “It did not need a remodel, but I can see how a younger generation couple would want a modern update to fit their style.”

This beautiful Traditional White kitchen has a dark stained kitchen island and white painted cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

White painted cabinets with a dark true-brown stained kitchen island from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

“Hollie did a superb job with the original layout. We were able to stick to the original floor plan and focus more on personalizing the space,” explained Danielle. With the focus being more about style and personalization, many of the alterations to the original design revolved around enhancing the storage to fit the couple’s lifestyle.

A dark true-brown stained kitchen island is a beautiful contrast to white cabinetry.

Multiple cabinet accessories were integrated into the new design to fit their needs. A Utensil Storage Pull-Out was utilized to store spatulas and cooking utensils to one side of the range, while a Spice Rack Pull-Out was selected for the other. The combination was the perfect solution for keeping their most-used cooking supplies near the cook’s fingertips.

A Vanity Grooming Rack Pull-Out was utilized to store spatulas and cooking utensils to one side of the range, while a Spice Rack Pull-Out was selected for the other.

Counter space was a concern for the couple, so she removed the appliance cabinet in the corner and added an Appliance Lift to the peninsula to allow for more countertop workspace.

A beautiful white and gray kitchen with an Appliance Cabinet with a lift-up shelf.

An Appliance Cabinet with a small appliance lift shelf is a great way to keep your counterspace free and have easy access and put-away of your appliance like your Kitchen Aid Mixer or Smoothie maker.

Choosing deep drawers next to the dishwasher was a more convenient choice than cabinet doors for the new owners and allowed for a dishrack drawer to be added to make doing the dishes an easier process. It also helped create space for the bread drawer on their wish list.

Choosing deep drawers next a dishwasher is a convenient choice than cabinet doors for the new owners and allowed for a dishrack drawer to be added to make doing the dishes an easier process.

Danielle also stretched the cabinetry to the ceiling to give the couple the additional storage that they were hoping for. This design element also helped in making the space feel taller.

Streching the cabinets to the ceiling offers additional storage to a kitchen design.

Adding glass doors to a few of the cabinets also helped the room feel more spacious.

Close up of White Gray Glazed Cabinet Doors from Dura Supreme and Clear Knob Hardware.

Every detail inside and out was tailored to fit their style.

A stunning white cabinets on white counters kitchen design with a gray backsplash.

In the end, the remodel created the more modern and brighter look the young couple was dreaming of along with a vast amount of new storage.

A bright kitchen remodel with beautiful views, white cabinets, a dark brown stained kitchen island, light gray counters and backsplash, and apron sink.

Remodeled Dura Supreme Cabinetry shown in Kendall door style in “Classic White” paint with a “Platinum” glaze finish on the perimeter and “Morel” finish on Cherry for the island. 

To learn more about Creative Kitchen Designs, Inc. go to: ckdalaska.houzz.com

Others who worked on this project include: Contractor Daniel Bruzas owner of Lakeside Custom, LLC and Dave M. Davis owner of DMD Photography

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