We recently completed an extensive kitchen remodeling project. The clients wanted an updated look and a more functional kitchen. They wanted the kitchen to have a large island with seating for multiple guests. There was a lot of planning that went into the re-design of this kitchen, and the result is nothing short of spectacular!
The above ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos show the amazing transformation of this kitchen. Lots of planning was done to ensure that all of the client’s desires and requirements would be fulfilled. The soffits above the cabinets were removed and existing air vents, plumbing, and electrical were redirected. This allowed the cabinets to extend higher into the space resulting in a more spacious look and additional storage. In addition, we were able to include a beautiful crown molding above the cabinets which added a finished look. The stunning hand blown glass pendant lights add a beautiful touch and wonderful lighting. Recessed LED lights were also added, creating excellent task lighting and superior energy efficiency.
By using standard 24″ deep cabinets in place of the 30″ deep cabinets that were on the refrigerator wall we were able to move the doorway next to the existing stove six inches to the right. This allowed the inclusion of a 48″ professional range and stunning stainless steel hood with rooftop blower, along with cabinetry on either side of the range for storage.
An off white glass subway tile backsplash is highlighted by glass mosaic tiles in shades of off white and taupe bordered by bronze metal tiles and including a decorative pattern of bronze square accent tiles.
Above is a close up of the design in the backsplash. The addition of this tile added to the beauty of the range wall which is the focal point of the kitchen.
The view above shows the spacious island that has seating for five. A large pantry with roll-out shelves and tray storage above creates much needed storage. A new counter depth refrigerator creates more space and a new counter height microwave is convenient to the fridge. New glass front cabinet doors are perfect for display of the client’s crystal glasses.
A highlight of the island is a new Blanco Silgranit sink. Featuring a low divide for ease of use, this sink is 80% granite, is extremely durable, and resists scratches and staining. A HansGrohe pull-down faucet, a filtered water faucet for instant hot and cold, a soap dispenser, and an air switch for the disposal create a beautiful look and incredible functionality. The countertops are Caesarstone, a quartz material that is not only very beautiful, but also virtually maintenance free.
Formerly a breakfast nook, the clients decided they preferred to have more storage in this area and move the seating to the island for a more casual, entertaining-friendly space. This area features a dual zone wine refrigerator with glass front doors above for storage of wine glasses. Lots of drawers provide ample storage while the countertop is a perfect place to set out a buffet.
My clients are looking forward to a festive Thanksgiving as they prepare their first holiday meal in their beautiful, new kitchen. Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving. May your home be filled with the love and laughter of family and friends.
Until next time,