IT was a ready-to-move-in home acquired after more than two decades of hard work in the medical field locally and abroad. While the rest of the rooms in the new home fit the family’s needs, the homeowner wanted more space for the room designated as the most used space — the kitchen.

While the original kitchen is functional, it lacks the required space to fit the requirements of the five residents. Additional cabinetry was needed, areas for large appliances, plus a space wide enough to serve the residents.

“My sister owns the house. It was always her dream to have a big kitchen. We had a small one in our previous home. We have large appliances we’re moving from our previous home. We need space for that and for us. Most often there’s three of us using the kitchen at the same time,” said the resident.

A new kitchen was in order. The backyard will be utilized to build a bigger kitchen.

Annexed to the house, the new addition will have easy access from the original kitchen and dining areas.

The kitchen upgrade project is a tandem between two sisters, the homeowner working abroad and the current resident of the house. Shopping for bespoke kitchen cabinet manufacturers, the Bajada showroom of Merlgen Euro Designs was spotted.

The homeowner had design pegs for the new kitchen she wanted. From the wide array of finishes for cabinets and countertops, the homeowner singled out the look and color she wanted for the kitchen: two-toned look for a modern concept using high gloss finish on the cabinet faces.

The kitchen will be predominantly in white. The light color will be used for the overhead cabinetry and countertop. The gloss will exude a larger space. Complementing the white gloss will be the high gloss silver grey faces of the counter cabinets.

The homeowner laid down her requirements: sufficient storage space — cabinets and drawers to store items used daily and occasionally; a pantry; it should fit in the cooking appliances; and a large countertop area.

Merlgen presented the design proposal and upon approval, manufactured the components and installed the new kitchen cabinets.

“My sister is very happy with the outcome even if it’s only the photos and videos she has seen. She hasn’t come home since the start of the pandemic and she’s very excited to see her new modern kitchen soon. Nag-ipon sya para mapaganda ang bahay.”

“Merlgen met our requirements and addressed all our concerns. We are very happy with the workmanship and the finished product.”

“Now, cooking for us is more convenient with everything in place and space to move about in the new kitchen.”