It's hard not to have a show-stopping kitchen with a copper sink and geometric backsplash. These clients took it a step further by ensuring their kitchen was stocked with organizational pullouts to give everything a place for their frequent cooking. They also expanded their kitchen to the dining room by choosing a design with an impressive island that includes a second sink, ample seating, and additional storage.
Before: The kitchen didn't try to hide it's age with the bland cabinets, and floral wallpaper. The laminate countertops bogged the room down, along with the soffits, which made the space feel stunted. There was a singular overhead light, making the space feel dark.
After: With gleaming white cabinets, a playful geometric tile, and a fresh copper farmhouse sink, this kitchen is almost unrecognizable. The soffits were removed, allowing for the cabinets to extend to the ceiling. Canned lighting is added, as well as over-sink lighting, allowing the whole space feel more illuminated.
Before: An unused closet separated the living room from the dining room. The walls were paneled, making the room feel dark and heavy, especially when paired with the hardwood floors. The impressive fireplace was overshadowed by all the unnecessary wood.
After: The closet wall is removed, making the first floor an open concept space, that flows into the kitchen. It now provides an excellent view to the impressively large island. The removal of the wall also allows more natural light to fill the space. A darker, yet rich hardwood color is selected. The panels are replaced by drywall, and the fireplace remains, but stands much more prominently.
Before: Intricately gilded wallpaper choked the entryway, making the space feel cramped and dark. The two wood doors let in minimal light, and looked extremely dated. There was no way to enclose the living room, and flooring was an uneven tile.
After: The wallpaper is replaced by drywall. The ceiling now includes a delicate shiplap detail. The floors are replaced to match the flooring used throughout the rest of the first floor. Bard doors are installed to enclose the front room if desired. A new, stately door is installed. Overall, the space is brighter and fresher.
Perimeter Cabinets: Sorrento in Chantilly Lace
Island Cabinets: Grabill in Sagebrush
Kitchen Surface: Difinity Crestola Quartz
Farmhouse Sink: Barclay in Copper
Prep Sink: Blanco
Barn Door: Western