CLIENT: Michael & Tiffany Arfin
PROJECT LOCATION: Chappaqua, Westchester county, NY
PROJECT DESCRIPTION : Rebuild and enlarge the existing kitchen without
building an addition. Scope of work included relocating a wall between
the garage and the kitchen, eliminate another wall between the kitchen and
the dining room. Extensive structural work, new doors and windows
configuration, new doors and windows were in order. The existing radiant heat in
the concrete slab had to be replaced, and was extended to the dining room area. All new
plumbing, lighting and electrical work. Several destroyed floor joists
by termites were discovered and had to be replaced.
The fully custom frameless maple cabinetry - with doors and drawer
faces a full 1" thickness - was designed in-house and built by our
own European craftsman. The wood itself came from local trees near Albany,
NY! A light stain and a glaze was applied on
premises once all done. Our original cabinetry not only features several top of
the line built-ins accessories and organizers, but also the industry best
concealed bottom mount drawer runners and doors hinges, all manufactured by renowned
Blum (Blumotion line).
This kitchen is also
equipped with a custom 42" wide kitchen hood, featuring the industry most
powerful yet most quiet exhaust fan, thanks to the motor - and a muffler - being remotely installed
in the garage.
Please review the before & after floor plans by clicking on the PDF logo
just above to really appreciate this makeover.
AGE OF STRUCTURE: 1960's
STYLE OF HOUSE: Contemporary
SQUARE FOOTAGE OF JOB: 600
STARTING DATE: March 2009
COMPLETION DATE: August 2009
CLIENT COMMENTS: "When
I originally discussed my idea for the kitchen renovation with Sylvain, he
simply passed on the job and said that it would be a waste of my money and
would have little impact on accomplishing the desired result. I was
very surprised considering the slow economy and how many others were being
really aggressive to land the contract.
After much thought, I decided to take Sylvain's advice and go with his
design and increase the scope of the work involved. Needless to say I
made the right decision and result is amazing! We especially love our
custom cabinets and new island!
We really love the new space. It has created an environment that allows
the entire family to be together -- whether it be watching TV, playing on
the computer or cooking!"
AVERAGE PRICE RANGE ON SIMILAR PROJECTS*: Over $100,000
("Big Ticket Items" cost: $30k fully custom maple cabinets, $15k
doors & windows, $12k
appliances, $8k countertops, $6k radiant heat, $5k tiles, $4k plumbing fixtures, etc...)
*Price based on similar existing
conditions, building supplies, square footage and other various factors and therefore
subject to change.