CLIENT: Peter & Susan Alduino
PROJECT LOCATION: Yorktown Heights, Westchester county, NY
PROJECT DESCRIPTION : Enlarge the existing 16 year-old kitchen without
building an addition. Scope of work included a "minor" wall relocation
between the laundry room and the kitchen; In fact, the laundry room was
relocated upstairs in the hallway, next to the bedrooms (where laundry rooms
need to be!). The now vacant prime space, which is located between the
garage and the kitchen, is gracefully turned into an eye-pleasing - and
practical - mudroom. Larger windows, consisting of a wide
stationary window flanked by 2 casement windows on each side as well as a
transom window above, were in order to take advantage of the natural light
and the beautiful backyard view (and to keep a better eye on the kids!).
custom cabinetry - with inlay doors and drawer faces a full 1" thickness -
was fully designed in-house and built by our own European craftsman.
The wood itself came
from local trees near Albany, NY!
A sprayed-on glaze was applied on premises once all done. Our original
cabinetry not only features over a dozen top of the line built-ins
accessories and organizers,
but also the industry best self-closing,
concealed bottom mount drawer runners and doors
hinges, all manufactured by renowned Blum (Blumotion line).
This kitchen is also equipped with a custom four foot 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: 1990's
STYLE OF HOUSE: Colonial
SQUARE FOOTAGE OF JOB: 500
STARTING DATE: February 2009
COMPLETION DATE: August 2009
"...he [Sylvain] finished our basement (including a full bathroom)
in early 2004 (we picked him randomly based on his website)... based on that
work, he has since built a loft in our garage, done some small work for my
mother-in-law and just recently built our kitchen...needless to say, we like
his work (our
basement is not just a "finished basement," it's another level of our
home)...the pix on his website convey that notion that he does good
work...he pays attention to the small details... point out any little thing
that is not right and he gets it fixed... the down side of this is it may
cause some delays... also, sylvain has an artist's eye and can configure
things many ways...I usually have him think big and give me many options, I
then whittle things down to what I want (and can afford!)... his workers can
do most anything, but of course at a price...it was his idea to move my
washer/dryer upstairs (a great idea!)... his initial cost estimates are
accurate and budget overruns are due to changes we requested... if you know
what you want, let him know and it gets worked into the initial contract..."
AVERAGE PRICE RANGE ON SIMILAR PROJECTS*: Over $100,000
("Big Ticket Items" cost: $60k fully custom inlay cabinets,
hardware and accessories (incl. mudroom), $15k appliances, $10k doors &
windows, $8k countertops, $4k tiles, $4k plumbing fixtures, etc...)
*Price based on similar existing
conditions, building supplies, square footage and other various factors and therefore
subject to change.