The owners of a home in the St. Matthews area of Louisville desired a more open, flowing space that allowed for better entertaining as well as a larger basement and new garage.
For about five years, Kiel Thomson worked directly with the owners to create the perfect plans for a new kitchen, a new garage, a re-designed bathroom, and outdoor space.
Kiel Thomson Company answered the challenge by taking out a wall between the dining room and the kitchen, excavating a crawl space to create more head room for a basement trophy room and entertainment center, and creating a new attached garage under the new patio. For the patio, a screened and unscreened area was added and Tennessee Limestone pavers were installed over a hydronically heated floor with water from a boiler connected to a geothermal system. Mechanical upgrades included installation of a new geothermal heating and cooling system.
An open flow between the kitchen and dining area create a wonderful space for entertaining. The kitchen is finished with custom cabinets made from reclaimed Chestnut. Reclaimed wood from a cotton mill in Alabama adds a unique texture to the ceiling of the covered patio and the walls and cabinets of the basement media room. The owner said: “I have the kitchen I’ve always wanted. It was tedious work, but they got it done. The design of the ceiling – we just let them go – it shows their artistic ability.”