Falls Church Kitchen Remodel

This spacious Falls Church kitchen and bar/pantry got a complete update with custom Adelphi cabinetry. We used framed inset cabinets–snowcap white painted with a dark-stained island to blend with the family’s furniture in the adjacent dining and living rooms.

The island is a walnut wood species.  Walnut varies from light gray-brown, to chocolate brown, even to a dark purplish brown.  Grain patterns will vary strongly from piece to piece and can be very plan or highly figured.  The variation in the grain of the walnut cabinets contrasts well with the non-prominent white birch species, which is perfect for painting.

Falls Church Kitchen Plans

This is one of the few kitchens we’ve done where there were no changes in the location of appliances.  We did however add a number of accessories to the cabinets.  They include roll out trash cans, roll out drawers, stem-wear racks, and large pull out racks.  The cabinet accessories greatly increase the functionality of the kitchen without adding more cabinets.

Falls Church Kitchen Investment

Totaling over $72k before appliances the costs of this kitchen were more in materials than anything else.  The biggest cost was cabinetry at $42,804.  Custom inset cabinets are beautiful, however they do come at a price.  The appliances added another $14k.

Looking at the 2018 Cost vs. Value report a high-end kitchen averages $128k with an average return approaching $79k.  Given the size of this kitchen $86k should bring a good return on investment should the owners decide to sell.  Of course they hope to stay in the house for many years to come.  What helped the owners in this case was keeping the existing flooring and paint.  Also they chose midrange items for the faucet and backsplash tiles.

The custom wainscot paneling on the back of the island is not something you’ll see on an angled island.  That’s because it’s something that has to be done on site as opposed to in the factory.  Our highly talented and experienced carpenters did a fantastic job putting that together.  It’s much easier when the back of the island is straight.  In those cases the wainscot paneling comes already assembled from the factory.

The size of this Falls Church kitchen called for 2 slabs of quartz.  To complete the island, overhang, and perimeter it was quite a lot of square footage.  The cast iron apron sink, faucet, backsplash tile, hardware, pendants, chandelier, under cabinet lighting, and garbage disposal all contributed to the total investment in this kitchen.

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Project Year: 2017 | Project Cost: USD 75,001 – USD 100,000 | City : Falls Church, VA 

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