Makeover magic in Squirrel Hill

Written by: Mike Gennaria

This kitchen makeover in a home in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh had a similar theme to many home improvement undertakings: create more usable space. However, what sets this remodel apart from some is the fact that the existing kitchen was an addition to a house originally built in 1920.

“The original kitchen was dated, worn out and less functional,” says Dan Meade, president of Prime 1 Builders and the lead contractor for the project.

Prior to Meade and his team coming in, the homeowners worked closely with architect Paul Levine to achieve the exact design they wanted, including an important eat-in function to the new kitchen.

The project was worth it in the end, but it wasn’t a simple task.

Resources: Architect and kitchen designer: Paul J. Levine; Builder: Prime 1 Builders; Paint: Sherwin-Williams; Flooring: Armstrong Kennedale Maple Cappuccino; Floor tile: Vallelunga Inline Copper, ProSource; Windows and doors: Anderson, 84 Lumber; Cabinetry: Hollow Creek Kitchens; Countertops: LG Hausys Viatera Quartz Mulholland, M&M Creative Laminates; Backsplash: Bliss Element, ProSource; Oven, dishwasher and microwave: Bosch, Don’s Appliances; Refrigerator: KitchenAid, Don’s Appliances; Sink: Kohler Vault

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