Black granite countertops and white cabinetry help modernize this Herndon kitchen by Winn Design + Build.
Stacy Zarin Goldberg
When Alexis and Jason Sabloff decided it was time to remodel their kitchen, the Herndon homeowners set out with a goal of creating a modern space, improving the lighting and replacing appliances.
They enlisted the help of Winn Design + Build. The team, which consisted of owner Michael Winn, architect Amy Finch, designer Jennifer Hall and carpenter Diego Cabrera, was tasked with creating a free-flowing and aesthetically appealing space without changing the existing footprint.
The 302-square-foot kitchen was long, narrow, dark and accessorized with “too-tall soffits, a funky green tiled floor and insufficient lighting,” said Hall.
The family wanted to redesign the space so that it flowed seamlessly into the family room to allow for easy entertaining. Hall says that the homeowners also wanted to relocate the existing pantry, create a mudroom and generally improve the circulation, utility and aesthetics of the kitchen and surrounding areas.
The design team removed the soffits and replaced dark wood cabinets with Hanover door style cabinetry in Glacier White to create a light and airy feel. The Winn team replaced the green tile with a hardwood that matches the flooring in the rest of the home. They also rearranged the appliances and breakfast table to make the kitchen appear more spacious.