In the original space, the sink wasn’t centered under the window. The designer centered the sink by adding a corner cabinet and removing the soffits. Centering the sink satisfied the aesthetic appeal of the space and allowed her to move the cooktop down and put in cabinets on either side. This couple doesn’t cook large meals often, so cabinet space for easy prep meals was a priority. The designer replaced the original pantry space with a cabinet pantry and pull-out shelving to give the couple easy access to all their ingredients.
Before: The kitchen features tan laminate cabinets with white laminate countertops, and soffits keep the cabinets short. The sink is off-centered but located beneath the window. A simple square subway tile filled the backsplash in contrast with a stylized painted wall. All the appliances are white and dated.
After: The soffit is removed, allowing the new white cabinets to extend to the ceiling. The countertops are now soft, gray quartz. The sink is centered beneath the window, and a corner cabinet has been added. A fun geometric tile and new flooring are installed for the backsplash. Recessed cans are added for improved lighting. Stainless steel appliances are installed.