Downsizing doesn't mean Compromising on the Kitchen
To simplify life, a busy pair of empty nesters downsized from a four-bedroom home to a two-bedroom trailer in a well maintained trailer park with their two Borzoi dogs. Prior to their purchase of the trailer, a previous occupant had increased the width of the living room by stealing space from the kitchen and 'refitted' the kitchen with homemade cabinets that were nearly falling off the walls and provided less than ergonomic storage. The appliances were also failing and the lighting was completely inadequate for the 60+ homeowners.
Trailers are compact, trailers can be cute but for anyone who has ever remodeled a trailer... they are very challenging! Discontinued 1/4" grooved Luan wall paneling need to be strategically relocated to hide previous penetrations, limited slope for plumbing, an extruded plastic ceiling treatment, and walls constructed of studs on the flat are only a few of the challenges we faced with this trailer remodel.
The homeowner's primary objectives were: more accessible storage, to have display space for their extensive collection of collectibles and to incorporate a suite of appliances that enhanced their love of cooking and entertaining. By incorporating multiple sets of drawers, tray dividers and convenience hardware in each corner base cabinet along with open shelving above, the first two objectives were met.
A super-efficient induction range was paired with a properly vented wall exhaust hood, a counter depth refrigerator, a dishwasher with concealed controls and a countertop microwave which not only met but exceeded the homeowner's third objective.
Beautiful painted cabinets, stylish laminate countertops, and on-trend luxury vinyl tiles make for a beautiful kitchen that is functional too!
Cabinetry: Painted • Countertops: Laminate