Built to last
Renovating a home involves more than just adding the latest and greatest in technology and design. It also includes making the home more livable for years to come. Here are several examples of Tulsa renovations that did just that.
This kitchen remodel was a complete overhaul of the existing space. The contemporary new space features Delicatus granite topping the kitchen’s countertops; new appliances from Broan, Wolf and GE Monogram and KitchenAid; and luxurious Mirage porcelain floor tile. Emphasis was placed on energy efficiency, as well as functionality and space for entertaining friends.
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A classic re-mastered
In the 1950s, this classic ranch home’s kitchen and butler’s area would have been considered a dream. Fast-forward 60 years and the homeowners were coping with limited storage space, outdated appliances, poor lighting and an overall inefficient use of the area’s footprint.
Ed Kaplan with Buckingham Group completely remodeled the kitchen, powder bath and utility rooms, bringing these spaces into the 21st century with contemporary design.
“The initial challenge was to take a long, narrow space consisting of two separate rooms of different widths and combine them into one room that provided an aesthetically pleasing and functional kitchen — without having the appearance of a traditional galley kitchen,” Kaplan says.
He broke up the space with a walk-in pantry containing an audio/visual center, storage closets and a wet bar and eating area.
The remodel also emphasized energy efficiency, plenty of entertainment space “and a high level of functionality that would provide a convenient environment for them to practice their culinary skills,” Kaplan says.
The contemporary kitchen was outfitted with new Euro Frame cabinets in Sapele made by Tulsa’s Jay Rambo Co.
With new granite countertops, appliances, LED lighting, a coffee center and a central vacuum system, this remodel features many amenities that make this a place the homeowners can live for years to come.
The projects were part of a four-month remodeling process, which also included a new master bedroom, hall closets and a revamped center hallway that serves as an art gallery and improved main artery for the home’s traffic.
One of the challenges of this project was creating one floor surface connecting divergent areas, Kaplan says. This involved uniting rooms of two different widths and three different floor materials: a concrete slab, a sheet vinyl floor over a crawl space and a mosaic tile floor over a concrete-covered floor space.