Blueprint for Improvement: A kitchen makeover on the Monon in Carmel



Built in 2008, this Carmel townhome is beautifully nestled on the Monon Trail.


The homeowner recently purchased this townhome and wanted to remodel before moving in. The kitchen and dining room were separated by a wall with a pass-through opening. The goal was to remove the wall to open the space,while not losing any functionality or space in the new design.


Removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room made the entire first floor appear dramatically more open and bright.

  1. The existing cabinetry was in great condition; it was revitalized with new paint and hardware. The wine rack was custom-built to fit the cabinet opening.
  2. The original kitchen had a triangular island; the new one features more seating and storage. The navy blue finish is fresh and stylish.
  3. Gas lines were installed so the electric stovetop could be replaced with a gas range.
  4. Other features include a quartz countertop, under-mount sink, pull-out trash/recycling bins and a beverage refrigerator.

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