Retiring Into Tasteful Comfort

Retiring Into Tasteful Comfort


Winner of the 2011 NARI Local Contractor of the Year for Kitchen Under $40,000


About the Project

Our clients were empty nesters looking forward to their retirement years and spending a lot more time in their existing home. With the wife recently joining her husband in retirement, it was time to invest in their home to make it more functional and enjoyable.

The existing kitchen was dark, old, worn out and inefficient for use and storage. It did not fit with the feel of the rest of the home, which was otherwise tastefully decorated and very comfortable.


Project Goals

  • Make the kitchen more cohesive with the rest of the home
  • Make the kitchen brighter
  • Update finishes and add decorative elements
  • Add a place to store wine
  • Maximize storage and functionality
  • Remove the desk area and replace with something that would reduce clutter


Project Highlights

  • New color scheme fits well with rest of home
  • Kitchen brighter with new lighting, including pendants, can lights, and under cabinet lights
  • Oil rubbed bronze and brushed nickel finishes work well with design scheme and other decorative elements
  • "Brandywine" finish on cabinets matches furniture pieces throughout home
  • Old disorganized closet removed and new full-height cabinet added for pantry next to refrigerator
  • Formica countertops replaced with granite
  • Deep pull-out drawers make storage and access easier for retirees
  • Corner desk replaced with custom designed and crafted buffet table with wine storage, perfect for daily use and entertaining


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Kresge Contracting
5841 Emporium Sq.
, Columbus, OH 43231
Phone: 614-794-9222

Showroom Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday* 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Mark Kresge helped me transform my kitchen giving more workable space to a very cramped kitchen. The process from start to finish was easy. The Kresge team...