It was time to put the doilies away in favor of a transitional design with splashes of mid-century modern touches. With an active young child and frequent guests, this family desperately needed a spacious open-concept layout with an updated design to reflect their personal taste. Our designer offered a kitchen that overlooked the entire dining room and living room area, by relocating the sink to the kitchen island, instead of facing the wall. This allowed for the parents to keep an eye on their curious kid. The floors were refinished to allow for a seamless space, and extra seating was added to the island to accommodate any visitor.
Before: The secluded kitchen was tight on space and left the chef feeling left out from the party. The dated front on the fireplace, honey-finished hardwood floors (and even a little bit of old linoleum!), and pink walls just screamed "grandma's house!"
After: The new space feels light, open, and airy thanks to a strategic wall removal, new flooring, an updated fireplace front, and cool-toned paint colors. The beautiful new white trim is the perfect finishing touch in stark contrast to the new darker stain on the existing hardwood floors.
Before: Laminated wood cabinets, wall paper with flower baskets, minimal counter space, no seating areas... need we go on? OK, if you insist! With no island, counterspace was limited. Any eating had to take place in the formal dining room or at a dated wood table shoved in the corner, which only helped make the room feel more cramped.
After: A gorgeous, Wilsonart Haida quartz island fills the kitchen, adding precious counter space. More storage is built into the island cabinetry, also increasing the kitchen storage space. Meanwhile, eight people can comfortably sit at the island, keeping the chef company as they utilize the new space. The fridge is shifted over to allow for the pantries added on either side and the shiny stainless-steel appliances are cohesive with the bright white cabinets.
Before: Pink, pink, and more pink! The Pepto Bismol-inspired full bathroom on this main floor even featured pink tile on the ceiling in the shower! The limited space within the room made for limited storage opportunities, and the decor, well... you can see it.
After: Though we didn't change the layout of the bathroom, the space feels bigger with the lighter cabinetry and modern touches suggested by the designer. A new wall tower on the custom vanity allows for extra storage, and many shades of gray now erase the pink memories of the past.
Cabinetry: Sorrento Frameless cabinetry with white paint
Surface: Wilsonart Haida Quartz
Backsplash: Subway 3 x12 in Glossy white
Flooring: New hardwood to match refinished floors
Plumbing Fixtures: Grohe Semi Pro in super steel finish
Cabinet Hardware: Ascendra pull and knob in brushed satin nickel finish