I’m a little obsessed with kitchen makeovers. I love helping our clients pull together an updated look and guiding them to smart choices that save them money, sometimes thousands of dollars. And sometimes, my brilliant clients have a money saving idea that I didn’t even think of. I thrive on the collaboration, and the end results. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of looking at dramatic before and after photos. And I’ve got a great one to share with you today.
This kitchen was dark and dated.
The two tier countertop was basically cutting the countertop prep space in half.
It’s hard to prep dinner on two different levels of countertop. They wanted to brighten up the kitchen, replace the countertops and level them out, build a decorative stove hood, replace the under mount sink with a farm sink, install new hardware and replace the tile backsplash.
Our client had already made some amazing updates in their home. Lots of warm wood details like this fabulous pantry door.
They wanted to bring some of the warm wood into our kitchen details. We repurposed the cabinet above the cooktop into a decorative stove hood. We placed a piece of barn wood across the bottom as an accent and it pulled the look together.
The island was lowered to one level surface. We wrapped the island in shiplap and painted it SW 6385 Dover White.
The countertops were replaced with LG Hausys Viatera Willow White Quartz.
The cabinets were painted SW 6385 Dover White.
We installed new matte black cabinet hardware.
One of my favorite ways to get a custom look is to order the same hardware in different sizes. The big doors/drawers get big pulls, the little drawers/doors get smaller pulls. You can find this hardware (affiliate link) HERE.
And my client had a fantastic money saving idea. Instead of replacing the backsplash tile, she asked if we could paint it. And we did. And it looks fantastic.
They installed a beautiful new farm house sink, and my favorite (affiliate link) Touch 2.o Delta Trinsic Faucet in matte black.
Sometimes what you leave out of a renovation is important too. The client decided not to use the beautiful pendant lights we selected for the space. She didn’t want to break up the open feel of the new kitchen with the lights hanging down. I think in this situation she made the right choice. The space feels open and spacious. And it already gets plenty of light from the wall of windows and the overhead cans.
A couple more before and after photos for you.
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