A remodel and addition to a 1960's home in central Omaha involved
designing a Kitchen/Laundry Room addition, Eating Area remodel and
adding an Outdoor Entertaining/Gazebo Area adjacent to an existing
pool. The Owners were looking to create a Kitchen which would
accommodate a family of five plus friends and not feel claustrophobic.
A wall was removed between the original Eating and Kitchen areas and
then Alder cabinets were designed with granite countertops which opened
up the Kitchen to the Eating Area. A two level island and "hidden"
walk-in Pantry created an area more functional and usable without adding
alot of bulky cabinets. The island design allows for extra seating in
the Kitchen and also acts as a buffet serving area for larger
gatherings. The Laundry/Mud Room was added off the Garage with plenty
of storage and a Powder Room with a door to access the swimming pool
separates the Kitchen from the Laundry Area. The Eating Area gained a
new built-in fireplace with a natural stone tile surround and tile
mantel. A recessed, flat panel T.V. was integrated above the fireplace
in a picture frame format to be more discrete.
Outside a built-in slate firepit, built-in grill with cabinets and a standing seam copper covered Gazebo, including a cupola, was designed to compliment the pool area. Hand forged custom iron scrolls were designed on the posts to help visually support the uplighted open joist ceiling and give architectural interest. The Gazebo gives shade during hot summer days and shelter for the outdoor eating area. The firepit can be enjoyed from both outdoors and the existing Family Room which also received new, wide custom French sliding doors overlooking the entire backyard.