Sometimes the design solutions we create extend beyond a homeowner’s kitchen. Julia Burfeind told us that her nearly 20-year-old kitchen was awkward for entertaining guests, and that the mud/laundry room was not functional and the adjacent sunroom was not being used. Morris Black Designs resolved all three issues.
“By itself the kitchen is fantastic,” Julia said after the renovation. “We have a really large island now where we have four comfortable stools where people can sit and relax while others cook which is exactly what we wanted, so this big new island works great for us.”
Morris Black also opened the kitchen to the sunroom and, with an added dining room table and a wet bar, the space is much more useful. They also bumped out the laundry room behind the kitchen. “We build four big storage lockers in our mudroom for the kids’ gym bags and sports stuff.” Said Julia. “And we have the great big, beautiful, sunny laundry room with a door and a window and a skylight and a big granite countertop where I can fold clothes.”
As much as she loves the distinct improvements made to each individual space, Burfeind will quickly tell you, however, that this project is truly an example of when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
“The whole house is just much more usable now,” she surmises. “The work done by Morris Black Designs has really increased our daily satisfaction of being in the house which is fun and makes it all worthwhile.”