When Helen Luciano and her husband moved into their Pound Ridge home 15 years ago, they wanted a new kitchen. But their dreams were put on hold by a long to-do list—buying furniture for the other rooms, finishing the basement, and paying college tuitions… A few months ago, the kitchen moved to the top of the list, and the couple realized the remodel would greatly improve their quality of life.
“We both love to cook,” Luciano explains. “It is almost impossible for us to prep and cook together.”
Unhappy with the first set of plans drawn up by another designer, Luciano’s friend recommended Bilotta Kitchens. “After one visit with Regina Bilotta, we knew we were right on. She was very easy to work with, introducing us to senior designer Paula Greer, who has been working with us for the past several months. We’re very happy with the way the project has been coming along.”
Greer discussed the project in detail with her new clients. After a few rounds of more detailed drawings, it was settled—the wall between the kitchen and family room would be removed, creating a whole new floor plan. The appliances were relocated to more functional spaces, meeting the Luciano’s goals for the space.
“We started out with a more conservative approach,” Greer says. “But when we heard the family’s concerns, it became apparent that we were going to have to take all 192 inches of that wall down. But now the refrigerator will have its own space,we are adding a kitchen island and stretching the cabinets across the room, providing more storage space.”
The next step? Selecting the finished for the space. The group met at the Bilotta Kitchen showroom in Mamaroneck, where the homeowners picked out paint (light grey), the wood island (latte mocha) and cabinet finishes (sterling grey).
The complete overhaul, which will include moving both plumbing and electrical systems started this month, and will last several weeks.
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