Kitchen remodel increases usable space, counter surface
Jeff Sheidler had been living in his Mason, Ohio, home for a couple of years before he met and married his wife, Michele. Together, the couple decided to stay in the house.
To make their home together feel cozier, they made a few changes. They redesigned their kitchen, which Sheidler says probably had the same layout that the home originally came with when it was built in 1979.
“The kitchen before was not the best functionally,” he says. “It had limited countertop space. The range interfered with the back door. The dishwasher opened into the passageway to the kitchen, and it didn’t have quite enough cabinet storage.”
The kitchen’s shortcomings easily prompted him to hire a contractor to remodel the kitchen.
Sheidler searched Angie’s List for highly rated remodelers and came across West Chester, Ohio-based Residential Services of Ohio. Because owner Bob Kontout grasped the vision that the Sheidlers wanted, they hired him for the $7,800 project. Residential Services of Ohio installed new tile flooring, a pantry, cabinets and new drywall ceiling with recessed lighting and relocated appliances.
Sheidler looked over a few different kitchen layout designs before deciding on the one he thought would increase the functionality.
“The new kitchen layout optimizes the working area, and we moved the pantry to a location that was essentially dead space before,” Sheidler says.
Above all else, Sheidler says his favorite part of the experience was watching the transformation from the old kitchen to the new kitchen. “Everything turned out great, and we are more than pleased with the end result,” he says. “We will be enjoying this new kitchen for years to come.”