Great Falls, Virginia Kitchen, Mudroom and Powder Room Remodel

Expert Kitchen Designs recently designed a new kitchen, mudroom and powder room for a newly-purchased home in Great Falls, Virginia.

Original Kitchen Cooktop and Counter Area – Before Remodeling

Original Kitchen Cooktop and Counter Space Before Remodel

It is an unfortunate fact that the kitchens in some of the most elegant and affluent Northern Virginia neighborhoods are poorly designed and miss their mark. The kitchen in this newly purchased Great Falls, Virginia home is a case in point.

This particular kitchen looked like it was hastily put together with no thought given to functional or aesthetic design principles.  It featured a very small window over the sink, and completely lacked a focal point.

The refrigerator was awkwardly housed in a diagonal corner right next to the desk. The gas cooktop was located in the island, with a double oven on the perimeter wall right behind it.

From the perspective of a professional kitchen designer, it was hard to believe that such a kitchen would be found in a million dollar home.

My job obviously was to reorient this poor excuse of a kitchen. Here is what I did:

1. Eliminated the diagonal corner wall–diagonals as a rule waste space.
2. Committed to a main focal point aligning with the fireplace in the family room–the 48″ Thermador Gas Range along with a beautiful 66″ wide mantel hood sitting on the countertop.

Kitchen Peninsula Back View; Mantel Range Hood

Great Falls VA Kitchen Peninsula - Front View - With Fireclay Farm Sink

3. Although the homeowners wanted an island, I convinced them, given our space restrictions, to embrace the idea of a peninsula where the farmhouse sink would be housed. The peninsula allowed us to create more breadth across the kitchen, making it feel more impressive and spacious.

Kitchen Peninsula With Fireclay Farmhouse Sink

4. Eliminated a wing wall to create more space/room for a beverage center and pantry.

Kitchen Peninsula Back View with Panel-Ready Thermador Refrigerator/Pantry Area

For the additional “wow” factor, we selected all high end appliances, to include a Thermador refrigerator, range and Perlick Sottile Series beverage center, the latter offering the shallower depth of 18″ for the space allowed.

Panel-Ready Perlick Sottile Beverage Center

The refrigerator and beverage center came panel ready.

Flush inset cabinetry in Sherwin Williams “Snowbound” paint finish was installed along with a marble countertop and matching slab backsplash. The latter was selected by the client in lieu of recommended engineered quartz.

Unfortunately, she could not “get around” the look of imitation marble. Luckily, she and her husband do not have children so they plan to be very careful with these tops.

Finally, we added some blue accents to highlight the blue knobs of the gas range.

The great room updates included a coffered ceiling, new patio doors, and new fireplace mantel.

Great Room View

Kitchen Remodel Great Falls VA - Great Room View

The mudroom and powder room were also updated for a seamless look.

The final result were spaces that matched the grandeur of the house in its entirety!

Wolf Microwave Drawer and Panel Ready Thermador Refrigerator/Pantry Area

Kitchen Remodel Great Falls VA - Great Room View



Powder Room

Sandra Brannock
Expert Kitchen Designs
Amissville, Virginia

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