KC’s Own Favorite Spaces: Kitchen

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Pat Strand: Total Home Remodeling

Pat Strand, owner of award winning Total Home Remodeling, an interior and exterior remodeling and design company in Lenexa, chose his kitchen as his favorite space.

“The kitchen has to be one of my favorite personal spaces because it was designed to be a very functional but visually appealing gathering place. It has an open concept and connects to the main living area of the home,” Strand shared enthusiastically of his space.




The house, which was built in 1959, was in need of a remodel. Strand, who sees every remodeling process as an exciting process and an opportunity to completely reinvent and customize a space, welcomed the challenge.

The kitchen remodeling project included giving the space vaulted ceilings and reconfiguring the space to make it as functional as possible. The design inspiration came from his wife, Christina, who is an interior designer.

“It is really not a huge space, but it looks huge because of the vaulted ceilings and because it is used so efficiently. We have all drawers on the bottom of the kitchen because we felt it was a good choice for eases of uses and organizational purposes. We also have a nice size pantry with pull-outs to maximize the space.”

The 9 foot long island also adds additional convenience, workspace, and seating with red bar stools for a pop of color, he adds.




“The island is another one of my favorite features because it ties all of the elements of the kitchen together with its combination of materials and colors that include a marble top with a curved walnut wood edge and black cabinetry. “

The design, which has a warm and traditional feel, is a beautiful mix of colors, textures and materials that include marble counter tops, white cabinetry, blue-green subway tile, stainless appliances that look flush with the wall, and wood flooring.

“Another reason I love this space is that it is a space where we can all be together. The kids can be playing in the living room and we can still see them. Barstools tuck neatly under the island so if we have friends over, they can pull up a stool and we can all enjoy the space together. We love to entertain, so this space is perfect for us.”



Appliances: Factory Direct Appliances   |   Cabinets: Total Home   |   Countertops: Legendary Stone   |   Drywall: JIII Enterprises   |   Electrician: All Current Electric   |   Flooring: Crider Carpet   |   Framing: Total Home   |   Lumber: McCray Lumber   |   Masonry: Builders Stone and Masonary   |   Paint: Sherwin Williams   |   Painter: Total Home   |   Plumbing: Rescue One Plumbing   |   Plumbing Fixtures: Grandview Winnelson   |   Tile: Todays Tile   |   Trim Work: Total Home   |   Windows/Doors: KC Millwork

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