Our team helped open the space by removing the wall dividing the family room from the kitchen. The homeowners decided they would then switch the location of their dining room with the family room, helping the kitchen area feel more cohesive. Our team then replaced the two original small windows with one large window. This further helped the space to feel expansive by allowing a lot more natural light.
The wall removal created enough space for their dream island, packed with storage and space for seating. The island also offered the perfect opportunity to create a little contrast in the kitchen by giving it a secondary color to the white palette found throughout.
Before: The kitchen has a small eat-in and then an archway dividing their family room from the rest of the kitchen. The original cabinets were a dark brown and paired with a speckled tan granite countertop. The square tile of the kitchen abutted the hardwood of the family room. The walls were a soft green, and the light fixture was a solitary globe pendant.
After: The hardwood floors are extended throughout the kitchen. A larger island is installed with room for seating and storage. The kitchen is now dual-toned with white perimeter cabinets and a dark island. A beverage center is added, and the fridge is relocated to an area with pantry cabinets surrounding it. The wall dividing the two rooms is removed. A new pendant is installed above the dining room table.