This is one of my recently completed kitchen remodel projects where we took a heavy, masculine, dated look and lightened it up adding in more traditional mouldings and features to get exactly what the homeowner wanted.
She wanted warm, creamy yellow tones and really fell in love with this granite. We built the kitchen to reflect her desires and personality.
The house had a sort of dated modern look with a chunky bullnose edge detail on everything and the stepped sheetrock detail at the ceiling that gave a very low, horizontal, racetrack look to the space. The island was huge, really kind of encroaching on the adjacent small seating space, and had an odd angled shape with a high bar. High bars kind of divide the room I think and I'm not really a fan of unusually shaped islands. I don't like things looking too contrived or forced. And then there's that dark oak cabinetry and the 12" x 12" slate tile floor in this large space.
She did not want cabinets to the ceiling, but we did take the hood and a section of upper cabinets up to the ceiling to give height to the space. We also moved the cooktop from the island to the wall as per the homeowner's preference. It gave the kitchen a new focus and added more interest than the plain run of cabinets shown below. The contrasting island brings some richness to the light space.
The pool bath was given a facelift too...tumbled tile counters, a new mirror, fixtures, and paint.
I'll show the master bath remodel in another post. This was such a great client to work with. I just loved making their home reflect their personality and taste.
After photos by Miro Dvorscak
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