Home Remodeling | General Contractor in Scottsdale, AZ

ROC B-3: 313357 | KB-2: 325178

Kitchen remodeling & general contractor
in Scottsdale & Phoenix

This kitchen remodel & addition was a very special project. This 1950’s ranch house was originally my grandmother, grandfather, and father’s home. I have spent countless hours there—from the time I was born until I moved to the Phoenix area.

It’s now my mother’s home. My mom has had a passion for cooking for as long as I can remember. She decided to update and expand the kitchen, so we got to work.

Based on mom’s input and ideas, we helped design a kitchen addition to improve the function, look, and energy efficiency of the home. 

Interior Renovations

Mom wanted a larger, more open, and more modern kitchen. We extended the kitchen into a new breakfast seating area, and built a walk-in pantry complete with shelving and storage space.

The area for the kitchen table was also expanded with a “bump out” addition to accommodate family holiday gatherings and dinner parties.

The cabinet and counter space was doubled. New solid wood painted cabinets feature pull out shelves hidden behind doors, and plenty of drawer storage for utensils.

Mom’s large cook book library found a home in built-in bookshelves in the breakfast area.

This interior remodeling project included:

  • kitchen addition, renovation and redesign
  • kitchen cabinets & countertops
  • breakfast nook area with built-in shelving
  • pantry with shelving and storage space
  • solid oak flooring to match existing
  • trim & finish work
  • interior painting
  • basement insulation
  • new sink & plumbing fixtures
  • upgraded lighting, fans & ventilation
  • microwave exhaust hood

Exterior Renovations

Claire wanted a carport in lieu of a garage—both to save on costs, and to use for outdoor gatherings. The exterior scope of work included:

  • kitchen addition and expansion
  • carport with storage closet
  • exterior foam board insulation
  • asphalt roofing & gutters
  • triple pane windows & exterior doors
  • “James Hardie” cement board & batten siding
  • exterior painting

The exterior of the home was sided with “James Hardie” cement board siding. Under that siding we added 2″ of foam board insulation, as well as spray foam air sealing.

The total R-value of the walls is approximately R26, and we installed energy efficient triple pane windows.

The energy bills were reviewed upon completion of the project.

The energy use of the home went down by approximately 10% while the size of the home increased by 25%. The house is very comfortable year round.

The dramatic transformation and remodel of this family home created an open kitchen, improved layout, and ample storage. It’s now perfect for entertaining and every day use, just like mom wanted!

Project team details & links

  • previous project

    This project was done by the owner of
    Project Construction LLC prior to forming a
    remodeling company in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • location

    Springfield, MA

  • project type

    home addition
    kitchen & bath remodel
    energy efficient home

  • interior & exterior design

    Claire Valenti
    Robert Valenti Design-Build

  • general contractor

    Robert Valenti Design-Build

  • cabinetry & countertops

    white raised panel cabinets
    custom laminate countertops

  • insulation & energy efficiency

    2" of exterior foam board insulation
    cellulose wall insulation
    spray foam air sealing
    basement wall insulation & air sealing
    triple pane windows

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