Addition, Kitchen and Mudroom in Centreville, VA

Every customer who comes to remodel their home with MOSS brings with them a different set of challenges. Every space is unique and sometimes customers have a different vision of how they want that space to function. In this blog series, we will highlight specific problems customers want to address in their home and how MOSS helped find those solutions.

The project: an addition featuring a kitchen, mudroom and game room

Style: transitional

Duration: ~5 months

Quote-able: “It all started because our oven was too small.”


The Kitchen

Small Oven Be Gone

Problem: It all started with a small oven.

The lack of elbow room by their oven was one of the last straws in convincing these homeowners in Centerville, VA it was time to move forward with an addition.

Solution: Being able to comfortably cook in their kitchen was an important part in their decision to remodel so to address this concern, the homeowners had a double oven installed. By bumping out the back of the house, they were able to reconfigure the space for plenty of elbow room.

Addition, Kitchen and Mudroom in Centreville, VA


Counter Space: “I think we solved that problem”

Problem: Lack of counter space in the kitchen.

Solution: With the addition off of the kitchen, they were able to have more than enough counter space. The customers joked after the fact, “I think we solved that problem,” referring to the L-shaped kitchen island that could be installed with the added space. “It works great as a buffet line for parties.”

Addition, Kitchen and Mudroom in Centreville, VA

Adding Kitchen Storage

Problem: Lack of Kitchen Storage.

Particularly for these homeowners, having an ample amount of kitchen storage was a necessity. “I have every kind of maker there is.”

Solution: With brand new kitchen cabinets, the homeowners now have more than enough storage. “Now I can go out and buy more plates since I have a place to put them.”

Addition, Kitchen and Mudroom in Centreville, VA

Stand Out Selections

  • Kitchen faucet: Kohler K-5283-NA Stainless Steel Strive 35
  • Wine fridge: EdgeStar 46 Bottle Built-In Dual Zone stainless steel wine cooler
  • Double Oven: 30 in double electric wall oven self-cleaning in stainless steel
  • Double Dishwasher: Bosch 800 Series 24


The Mudroom

A New Entryway

Problem: No mudroom

Having a mudroom was also a necessity for these customers, whose existing home didn’t have one.

Solution: With the addition extending the first level off the back and side of the house, the space was reconfigured to allow the garage door to open into a brand new mudroom, rather than right into the kitchen. Simple built-in shelving and cubbies were installed for easy organization

Addition, Kitchen and Mudroom in Centreville, VA


The Game Room

Another important thing for these homeowners was being the go-to hangout space for their kids. Always being on the run with sports meant family time was a huge priority. Keeping the kids close to home wasn’t hard to do with the game room that was added to their basement. 

Addition, Kitchen and Mudroom in Centreville, VA


Like what you see here? Contact MOSS today about your own kitchen bump-out or any remodeling project for your home. We are ready to find the solutions for you and your family.

See our last Remodeling Solutions blog, Addition and Kitchen Remodel in Arlington

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by Haley Johnston on May 19, 2016

We sat down with MOSS Kitchen Designer Gina Hardesty to talk kitchen cabinet trends. “Kitchen cabinets are one of the most challenging elements to a kitchen remodel. Customers tend to ‘stress out’ over kitchen cabinets because they are such a dominant feature and have a huge impact on the space.”

Looking at recent trends can give you some ideas and inspiration when choosing your kitchen cabinets.

Doubling Up

Nowadays we aren’t just seeing one-color cabinets. Homeowners are getting creative with their cabinet colors by having the the upper cabinets one color and the lower cabinets another color.

The most common kitchen cabinet color combos our Kitchen Designers are seeing are:

White and grey for a timeless or transitional look, white and a bold color (blue, green, yellow etc. ) for a modern look, and white and medium rustic stain finish for a rustic or even urban feel.  

Grey Matters
White and Grey Kitchen Cabinets

Get Personal

One of the main reasons why you may want to double up on your kitchen cabinet colors? This allows you to personalize your kitchen even more.  “Most people like the idea of personalizing their kitchen as much as possible. That’s one reason why you will see the two colors being used. It’s easier to get away with a bold color choice or even a different finish type if it is used  as an accent color.”

Because of this, it is easier for a kitchen remodel to have its own unique feel specific to the customer’s own style and taste– which is always a good thing!

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Bold isn’t Out

While some would say that bold colors are on their way out of the kitchen, our designers have found that there has been a huge increase in requests for bold color paint finishes to be added to cabinetry collections. This just goes to show again that personalization is at the forefront when customers are designing their kitchens.

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White and Navy Kitchen Cabinets

Did these kitchen cabinets make you drool? Talk to a kitchen designer like Gina today and get started on the kitchen of your dreams — your cabinets will thank you!

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