Custom kitchen remodel makes use of all available space

Custom kitchen remodel makes use of all available space

Boca Raton homeowner Bonnie Block had a serious problem in her kitchen. She didn’t have any storage or work space. Without a pantry, she used two utility shelves, which were in plain view, to store dry and canned goods.

Block wanted to use every bit of available space, so after two years of determining the design and layout of the kitchen as well as research on remodel mistakes and how to avoid them, she felt ready.

When she was ready to move forward, Block hired Dale Meckler General Contracting of Boca Raton because she was happy with the company's previous work building a new deck and floor in her atrium. Block says she knew Meckler stays personally involved in each project, often on site during the work and always there during a required inspection.


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This photo shows Block's kitchen before the remodeling project. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Bonnie Block of Boca Raton, Fla.) (Photo by )

To create the work and storage space Block needed, Meckler created an open concept kitchen by removing an existing wall, installed a T-shaped island with cabinets underneath, granite countertops, double sinks and appliances for a kosher kitchen, marble backsplash, an exhaust fan, ceiling fan, and recessed and LED under-the-cabinet lighting. Meckler also built a wall for pantries, enclosed a sliding glass door and built cabinets around the refrigerator and freezer. The new kitchen is brighter now, as a new window allows more daylight to come into the room. In all, the kitchen remodel cost approximately $50,000.

Meckler’s innovation came into play when he installed top kitchen cabinets under the island — a less expensive option than island cabinets — and built a platform to raise the cabinets to counter height.

“His creativity allowed us to maximize every square inch of usable space in the kitchen!” Block says.

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