Kitchen Remodeling - A Chilling/Chopping Addition

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     We are firm believers that when you build or remodel, the features you choose should be those that work best for your lifestyle.    We remodeled our ktichen (a project that began with "I need a new refrigerator" and ended with knocking out Our kitchena wall...adding a walk in pantry,  island and window).  We thought we had "checked all the boxes" and had the perfect kitchen for how we live and entertain. 

   We have a second kitchen downstairs that is used for entertaining on our exposed lower level and another large  freezer that we stock with home made soup and whatever we have time to cook "in quantity" for days when we do not.

   Our remodeling included a double door sub zero refrigerator  with lower freezer drawer pictured  here behind the island.  It became stocked full of everything from the rare leftover to an assortment of beverages and condiments...and got rather crowded...what's a gal to do to expand the space...?

    There was also the issue of Chopping....cutting....where I had depended on built in cutting boards in our former kitchen, that was abandonded in the new design.  Yes we do have all kinds of chopping "equipment" but I still missed my cutting board....a great stress reliever for my "alternate passion" as I refer to my cooking "hobby."

   GOT IT.... a combination chopping station and beverage refrigerator !  Yaaaah...problem solved ! Things to consider in this addition were the material for the chopping block...researched to find Bamboo being the best solution. Chopping station space after the remodel so it was important to find the right size refrigerator that was useful but did not appear "added" and did not extend into the window at the end of the cabinet.  Googling for size and quality appliance...we found just the right size and capacity.

    We had our "handy person sChopping block toptain a piece of cherry wood for the exposed side of the refrigerator and raise it to counter height so the "new addition" would be at"at home" and appear built in....and so it is !  Seen here getting ready to add lemon/lime twists to our water at dinner with friends.

       A little thought and you can have a "multi purpose" addition with a built in look...chopping station and beverage refrigerator in one unit ....we love it...enjoy it !

       If you or anyone you know is looking for Real Estate agents who love/live the practice of real estate...Call Sally K. & David L. Hanson in southeastern Wisconsin. Broker Associates with Keller Williams Realty honored to be of service for all things real estate.


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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Putting good thought into a remodel will make the home more usable and enjoyable.

You did a beautiful job on your kitchen.

I will not let my wife see this post as I see how getting a new appliance can expand the wish list.

Jan 07, 2018 06:29 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The kitchen is looking great and I agree with you, when remodeling, one needs to take into account practicality for today's lifestyle.

Jan 07, 2018 06:32 AM #5
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Sally and David, you did a great job with the remodeling of the kitchen and the bathroom. Not easy to do when you're living in the home but rewarding. 

Jan 07, 2018 07:48 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OH, I LOVE IT, Sally! You guys did a beautiful job and you're right, you have to take into consideration your lifestyle. With all of the entertaining you do, this is now the perfect kitchen! 

I love the wine cooler/chopping block top - very creative, yet highly functional. 

Happy Sunday Hansons Both!

Jan 07, 2018 08:43 AM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sally and David,  Now that works wine cooler and chopping block top.  I must put that in my plans someday!


Jan 07, 2018 09:23 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Love it... a kitchen remodel is on our to-do list too. We are hoping to find a time when it's least disruptive to the other members in our mult-gen home. You did a great job - and love your custom chopping station. D 

Jan 07, 2018 10:05 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Sally and David - I am loving what I see in the pictures and know that you do too.

Jan 07, 2018 10:06 AM #10
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Sally K. & David L. Hanson,

I've always said a home is a work in progress. You just proved that!

Jan 07, 2018 10:24 AM #11
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Sounds like you have a couple of real cooking/social areas!  Well done, Grasshopper!

Jan 07, 2018 11:03 AM #12
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

What a beautiful kitchen, after doing mine last year, i will never live in a house and redo a kitchen ever again. Ill do it before i move in Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Jan 07, 2018 12:16 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David my wife and I also remodeled our kitchen about 3 years ago.  We have limited space so a lot of thought and shopping around went to what we did.

Jan 07, 2018 02:32 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally and David- when you go to all of the time, trouble and $$, why not make it your own. You might as well enjoy it!!!!  and love that it is perfectly suited to your lifestyle. 

Jan 07, 2018 03:45 PM #15
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Your new kitchen is gorgeous Sally K. & David L. Hanson and I know you are enjoying your "chopping" time!

Jan 07, 2018 08:35 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sally & David, we are about to embark on a bathroom remodel:)) then it will be the back yard area, then followed by the front yard fence and then maybe my dream kitchen:)))Endre

Jan 07, 2018 09:01 PM #17
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

We are in full looking mode for our new home.  I'm going to show my wife the photo you  posted today.  Her dream kitchen for sure

Jan 08, 2018 02:17 AM #18
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

What a lovey kitchen you have! I'm kinda surprised there is no purple anywhere... 

Jan 08, 2018 06:07 PM #19
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Happy New Year, Sally K. & David L. Hanson, I love your post review of kitchen remodeling project.  We did ours a few years ago and absolutely love every aspect of our new kitchen.  

Jan 10, 2018 04:26 PM #20
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Your planning turned out awesome! Continue to enjoy!

I think I may have you to blame for my remodel. It was trying to say the least but I totally love everything. This remodeling is NOT for the weak!

Jan 10, 2018 08:38 PM #21
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thanks for sharing.

Jan 12, 2018 04:27 AM #22
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally.  This was definitely the perfect solution for your conundrum. 

Jan 12, 2018 05:05 AM #23
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