Project Description

Project Overview

Smithouse designer Merritt Miller found this project to be an easy one. “We had two spaces that needed to talk to one another. The kitchen was closed off from the family room and had a really small eat-in kitchen so it was an easy recommendation to make to our clients that we remove a wall and reconfigure the space to make it an open room concept that was better suited for their family needs. “The client was definitely all about a white kitchen,” said Miller. Highlights from the renovation included a three inch Calcutta gold marble island top and concrete inspired Caesarstone countertops for the surrounding surfaces. To manage costs we ebonized the floor that was there. We introduced a new lighting design to fit the updated space, made sure to maximize storage by installing “to the ceiling” cabinets and added a pantry for overflow. To bring in a touch of “urban-ness”, we included some mesh cabinet facing. As usual, Crystal cabinets delivered for us, and the kitchen now includes some really great storage features including a slide in/out coffee station.

In addition to the kitchen, we created a mudroom with a brick floor on the first floor, updated the family room space and developed a training room and new bedroom/bathroom suite on the lower level.

“Buying a new house and then deciding to do a major kitchen and great room renovation was overwhelming at first. Working with Smithouse made the whole process exciting and fun! They were creative, organized and very professional. Living in our home during the construction was tough at times, but Smithouse always kept it neat and clean. They were available for any questions that arose during the project and always made us feel like we were in good hands!”


  • Kitchen and first floor renovation
  • Mudroom
  • Lower level training room
  • Bedroom/bathroom suite


  • Andy McGrath


  • Smithouse


  • Virtuance