open kitchen design

Open Concept Kitchen in Kendall

After photo of open kitchen floor plan

This open concept kitchen design was part of a complete interior remodel we recently completed in Miami’s Kendall neighborhood. Many of the homes in this area were built with an open atrium in the center, which subtracted over 100 sq ft of living space from the home.

The homeowners wanted to seal the atrium as part of their new open floor plan. The new layout called for removing the existing ceramic tile floors and replacing them with an Italian porcelain plank tile. Dividing walls between the kitchen, dining & living room were also removed, creating a grand open space. One side of the atrium was converted into an island with cabinets, a wine cooler and a wine rack extending from the kitchen. All cabinets are made of solid wood with a white quartz countertop from Caesarstone.

Open Kitchen Concept in Palmetto Bay

Completed kitchen with open concept design

Rausa Builders Corp. remodeled this kitchen to an open kitchen concept. The old kitchen had melamine cabinets, a tile countertop and 2 dividing walls (separating the kitchen, dining & living rooms). The new kitchen layout required removing those walls to unite the kitchen and living room into the open concept. Relocation of plumbing and electrical connections was also required to accommodate the location of the new appliances and lighting.

The homeowners decided on new Italian kitchen cabinets with wood grain base cabinets and high-gloss white wall cabinets. The cabinets were accented with a 3cm solid white Quartz countertop, a mosaic glass backsplash and a stainless steel toe kick (bottom part of cabinet). A Blanco® Under-mount Sink was installed with a Delta® Touch Faucet.

The lighting was an important factor in bringing together this open kitchen concept. The interior lighting upgrade included recessed light fixtures and under cabinet lighting. Increased natural lighting was also part of the equation and this was improved by replacing a solid exterior door with a French Door and Side-Light.

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Below are before and after photos of this open kitchen concept project:

Open Kitchen Design: Before & After Photos

After photo of open kitchen design

Rausa Builders Corp. recently completed the open kitchen design in Kendall. Opening up the kitchen required knocking down an interior wall and relocating an interior door. These modifications helped amplify the space, giving the new kitchen an open & inviting feel. Removing the interior wall allowed for installation of the Kitchen Counter Peninsula.

The Shaker style kitchen cabinets were complimented with a White Quartz Countertop and Stainless Steel Appliances.