A Breath of Fresh Air in Glen Ellyn


John & Barbara came in for help upgrading their existing kitchen and living room.


Our overall response to our kitchen and living room remodel is quite positive. Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn upheld all of our expectations of reliable and professional performance, and we are entirely pleased with the results. We had several major objectives and goals in this project. We wanted to create an open plan out of a conventional two room living room and kitchen design. We wanted to replace our cabinets, appliances, floors and add comfort and convenience, especially in the cooking and eating area of the kitchen. We also wanted to update the living room fireplace and furnishings consistent with the updated kitchen. All of our objectives were met.
 We chose Kitchen Studio for two reasons. First, we wanted to support our local community businesses in Glen Ellyn. Second, we read online reviews which were quite positive of Kitchen Studio customers. We fully enjoyed working with our kitchen designer, Susan, and her associate, Lindsey. The contractor and workers on the project were prompt, professional, remarkably neat, and were genuinely committed to completing the work at the highest level of excellence.

— Barb M.


Their goals were to make the spaces more comfortable for entertaining friends and family and just to enjoy on their own. Both retired teachers who enjoy books, movies and spending time outdoors, they wanted to enjoy the indoors as well!

We started by removing the non-load bearing wall between the two rooms. The home, a 1950’s home, is a functional but choppy split-level home. It was especially fun to work on because I previously lived in this exact home about a block away. I was intimate with the layout and the pros and cons of the space which really helped with understanding what would and wouldn’t work.

Here’s a picture before and after we took down the wall. 

Quite a difference, right?

For the layout, we started by getting more distance between the appliances, always my goal in a smaller space — getting some breathing room. This allowed for symmetry at the cooktop, some nice countertop space between the sink and range for food prep, and a custom ship lap wood hood with oak accent.

We moved the fridge to the left of the sink for easy access for the breakfast room and for a great work triangle. The new peninsula provides tons of prep space as well as a spot to perch and hang out with the cook.

The base cabinets are a medium gray and the uppers and tall cabinetry are a bright white. The gray backsplash tile adds depth and the pantry cabinets in the breakfast room add a ton of new storage to the space.

We also did an update of the petrified wood fireplace by giving it a coat of white paint and spraying the existing dated brass fireplace surround black.

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4501 Tamiami Trail N, Ste 424
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