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~Kitchen Renovation (  X 's 2  )~

When I first began working with this couple they had just purchased their home which was in need of a facelift in certain spaces. The kitchen had been renovated by the previous owners, however, the reno was a dated contemporary style that didn't suite the more traditional architecture of this home nor my client's taste!

~Before~

My client's expressed that they wanted to move to a traditional feel in their kitchen. They wanted to eliminate the contemporary flat paneled look and add details that would create warmth in their space. Their cabinetry layout was great as it utilized the existing space quite well. Keeping this in mind, we decided to reface instead of gutting the entire kitchen. We selected a door style with applied moldings for interest. We used a creamy off white for all of the perimeter cabinets and added a glaze which highlighted our moldings and added the warmth my clients were after. For the island, the wife loved a stained look. We selected a walnut stain which picked up the brown glaze on the surrounding cabinets. To bring in a more customized look, we had panels made to cover the main appliances. Other details such as the lantern above the island and oil rubbed bronze hardware gave the room a bit of a rustic quality. We replaced the laminate island top with a granite which had blacks, golds, and other warm tones flowing through it. With these details in place, my clients were quite thrilled with the result. Until........

~ After (First Renovation) ~

~ After (First Renovation) ~

~ After (First Renovation) ~

Several children later and the need to figure out if this was their "forever" home, my clients decided to stay in their house and add on to give their growing family more space. Once the addition was in the blue print phase, new ideas and a fresh style formed. This lead to the second renovation of the kitchen! Our approach: Clean, crisp colors and lines. We achieved our desired look by painting the cabinetry a soft white and changing all hardware to a polished nickel. We removed the granite and stainless counter tops and replaced them with marble and a walnut stained butcher block. Marble subway tiles created the backsplash and were turned into a herringbone pattern over the range to add a bit of detail. The walls were painted a soft gray and the floors refinished in an almost ebony stain. The new look flowed seamlessly into the addition and gave my clients the fresh look they were going for!

~ After (Second Renovation) ~

~ After (Second Renovation) ~

~ After (Second Renovation) ~