When this Wildwood, MO family was finally ready for a new, modern kitchen design, they knew they wanted a bigger, brighter and more beautiful space where they could spend time with family and entertain friends.
During their first meeting with Matt Mierek, owner of Aptitude Construction, a company serving Saint Charles and St. Louis County, MO, it was clear they were going to need a construction firm capable of removing a load-bearing wall, and someone with the design smarts to figure out how to bring in more light.
Matt worked with the homeowners to clarify their kitchen design and ideas. He advised them how to achieve their dream kitchen by solving technical problems, and he even offered advice on some of the finishes.
During demolition, the Aptitude Construction crew took everything from the old cabinets to the drywall out to the dumpster.
The wall between the kitchen and family room was taken down and replaced with a metal beam to support the second floor and the roof above. This was later clad in decorative cedar planks.
The subfloor was also torn out so the plumbing could be moved to accommodate a new, larger window. The homeowners chose to install a Pella window for its good looks and energy efficiency.
“We moved and enlarged the window opening,” said Matt. “And that meant we had to install a larger beam above the new window.”
When the remodeling crew began to install the new, high-end Omega cabinets, the new kitchen finally started to take shape. The homeowners picked white kitchen cabinets to reflect the light. The upper cabinets are finished with a deep crown molding.
Aptitude Construction’s on staff tile installer carefully installed the highly glazed subway tiles that give the new kitchen its pristine look.
Adding the stunning Italian Carrara marble counters on top of all the cabinets, including the counter-height kitchen island, was a delicate operation that went without a hitch.
To complete the look, the owners picked new stainless appliances including a hood over the gas stove and a stainless steel farmhouse sink.
To tie the new kitchen into the family room, stylish new lighting was installed, and Aptitude Construction built a stacked stone accent wall and matching fireplace to give the whole space a unified look.
The new kitchen and living space is bright, airy and ready for family and friends. As for the homeowners – they love their new space and cannot believe how seamless Matt and the Aptitude Construction crew made the project.