Farmhouse Style Kitchen & Bar in Cotswold
This modern farmhouse style kitchen in Cotswold didn’t require much rearranging, but the finishes were dated and not in keeping with the style or value of the home. Effective storage and functional counter space were lacking, which made meal prep for their growing family particularly challenging. Also at the top of their wish list: a hidden coffee station, professional-grade appliances, and a designated drop zone to keep track of the family activities and homework supplies.
Because their hardwood floors were in great shape, they didn’t require refinishing which is atypical for most kitchen remodels. Since we weren’t removing any walls, we were able to protect and preserve the existing hardwoods but had to be intentional about the slight shifts in the layout to ensure any unfinished wood exposed after demolition was covered by the new cabinetry.
Eliminating the dated bar top and lengthening the island gave this family more counter space, and additional storage for dishes in the island so their young boys could easily reach them. In lieu of a traditional fireclay farmhouse sink, they chose a stainless steel apron front model to give their kitchen a more modern edge. It’s easy to clean and the softer material means glasses are less likely to shatter when they inevitably tip over.
The taupe and chocolate cabinets are classically neutral without being predictable, and the quartz counters lend the elegant look of marble without any of the maintenance —ideal for a family with growing children. The shiplap backsplash and wrought iron cabinet hardware introduce informal textures for an approachable aesthetic.
“I knew I wanted a one-stop-shop that offered design and construction. I had a great feeling about working with ReVision, and I felt really comfortable. Their shorter timeline was a big factor for why we chose them, and they stuck to it! We always knew what was happening each week and it made me feel like a huge part of the process.”
Multi-Purpose Bar & Drop Zone
Since the back hall connects the mudroom, pantry, dining room, and kitchen, it was crucial that this transitional hub remained multi-purpose. For everyday living, the “mom zone” is effective for organizing the kids’ schedules, homework piles, and charging electronics; during large family gatherings, however, it easily converts to a bar, serving as a buffet line and drink station between the kitchen and formal dining room.