The primary design objectives in this remodel was to add more storage space for two active cooks.  The original kitchen felt very small and there wasn’t enough room for a breakfast nook or an island.  Capitol designer Michaela’s solution was to redesign the kitchen with maximized function and storage while using light colors, traditional details, and clean lines.

“There are always surprises when you remodel or build. But the thing that probably surprised us most is that the new kitchen doesn’t look or feel like a remodel. It flows so well with the rest of the house, both inside and outside, that it seems like it was meant to be this way.”  – Anna, client.

Above:  Capitol designer Michaela’s custom kitchen rendering.

“It’s very rewarding to help my clients create the perfect plan, see it all come together and then experience the joy of seeing my clients reaction once the job is completed”     – Michaela

Designer Feature:  The pantry cabinet is the ultimate in pantry organization and storage, keeping must-have items easily accessible.

Storing food in a kitchen is often an overlooked detail that is important to effective kitchen design. It is great to have all dishes and cutlery neatly organized in cabinets and drawers, but the storage or dried goods, canned goods, spices, and condiments are fundamental to the purpose of a kitchen: cooking. To increase storage space in this kitchen, Michaela added this 27″ depth cabinet with rollouts and shelves.

Meet the designer

Michaela attended the Sage College of Albany, where she turned her love for design into an Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Interior Design to both residential and commercial projects. 
Michaela is based in our Schenectady Showroom.

Contact Michaela

Michaels advice for your kitchen remodel:

Don’t rush through the planning stage! Take the time to thoroughly think through your requirements and communicate those to your designer.  Start by downloading our planning guide.

Sites like Pinterest or Houzz are great places to gather ideas into a virtual design board and can also be a great tool to communicate with any professionals that you might need to hire.

And finally, try not to stress too much. Not everything will go as planned and sometimes that’s a good thing

Products in this kitchen

Arched Door Kitchen Cabinets

White, in a kitchen or bath, is as popular as ever. The clients chose this Kemper Herrington raised door cabinet doors.  The furniture-like arch door shape creates a classic, traditional look. The finish in Coconut is a milky off-white that provides a clean, neutral look.  

Kemper Herrington Arch Cabinets

 Kemper Choice

Cambria Quartz Pendle Hill

Warm cream and beige clusters meander throughout Pendle Hill quartz to create a mesmerizing effect accentuated with darker specks to attract additional interest.

A perfectly organized kitchen is closer than you think. Our practical and functional kitchen storage cabinets and organization solutions help you maximize space to keep your kitchen beautiful and clutter-free.

The clients love to cook, so Michaela added two places to store pots and pans. One place is under the microwave in a deep bottom drawer for smaller pots and pans. Another place was in the two-deep drawer base cabinet for big stock pots and large saute pans

Delta Cassidy Kitchen Faucet

Inspired by a female silhouette with a cinched waist, the traditionally styled Cassidy Collection features clean lines and elegant design details.  

Kitchen Appliances

See something you like?  We are proud to partner with Marcella’s Appliance Center, a family-owned appliance store with showrooms in Schenectady, NY and Clifton Park, NY. 

When you go ask for Matthew Plaine or James Raguette.