When a Western Springs family decided to upgrade the kitchen in their 12-year-old American Classic home, they called on the experts—LaMantia Design & Remodeling in Hinsdale.
Designer Jackie Prazak says after visiting the home for the first time, she was struck by the cramped opening to the kitchen leading from the front door.
“Part of the new plan included enlarging the kitchen entry,” explains Prazak, who worked with LaMantia design team member Annessa Zaharis and family member designer Andy LaMantia on the project. “With the addition of the new mudroom space, the kitchen/family room floor plan became a much more up-to-date efficient floor plan.”
Today, the family enjoys a luxurious open floor plan for entertaining and a new layout that is more conducive to hosting their extended family.
Prazak says the couple requested that the design team bring in a touch of the Malibu coast, with shiplap walls, painted maple cabinets, batten siding, and reclaimed wood beams.
“In both the kitchen and the mudroom, their love of California drove the whole feeling, with unusual finishes on the floors and the walls,” she adds. “This couple has three sons and they eat all their meals in this kitchen; it’s beautiful but also very functional.”
As always, the homeowners found the process of working with the LaMantia team to be easy and stress-free. Since 1973, the company’s design build approach to the construction industry—executed by an award-wining design staff—has been the winning combo for success.
The project took four months from inception to finish and the family could not be happier.
One of the unexpected favorites was the mudroom, which was included in an addition to the home. With porcelain planks and direct access to the back yard, it’s certainly allowing guests to make an entrance at this home.
“It completely transformed the space,” adds Prazak. “This family no longer has to just dream of California; they live it every day.”
LaMantia Design & Remodeling is located at 20 E. Ogden Avenue in Hinsdale, 630-663-9900, lamantia.com