I’m sharing some beautiful kitchen renderings I’ve recently had done of some of my projects.
I love how realistic they are, you have to look close to see if they are a rendering or a photograph!
I have had a few projects where it helps the client to see this very complete view. I’ve also had a few projects that just were put on hold or not built out that were really great designs and I wanted to have a record of that work.
These renderings help bring my work to life and I’m thrilled to share them today.
Colorful California Kitchen Remodel
This is the BEFORE kitchen of my California remodel project, that is about to start construction in February.
This project has taken a long time to get going.
First of all, they live in the area that was affected by the Malibu fires. Even though their home and neighborhood were not damaged, so many were that contractors and remodeling services are taking a long time to get booked and are proving very expensive.
California construction, in general, takes a long time too, with earthquake codes and lots of hoops to jump through compared to what we are used to here in Texas.
However, their job is about to start and I’m so excited for them!
Here’s our design as seen, visualized, in a rendering.
They wanted color on the cabinetry, which I love!
The color is PPG Paints Color of the Year, Nightwatch, but she is still a bit undecided and might go more blue. I’m loving this color though and think it will be perfect with our soapstone countertops, white zellige tile wall and the black framed windows.
And yes, we are taking down that wall between the kitchen and the atrium (on the far right). I love that they have an atrium!
There’s more about the design of this kitchen remodel at this link, along with some of my own hand sketches.
White Kitchen In The Hill Country
This kitchen design is for a client remodeling their beautiful property in the hill country outside of Austin.
Here is the BEFORE pic of their existing kitchen they recently moved into.
This the opposite view of this kitchen, but you get the idea. Major transformation in order, right?
We are opening up this kitchen to the living room and updating everything for a desired white kitchen look. This client loves white marble and I am so happy to use it in this kitchen design.
I especially love the slab marble backsplash and plaster hood that will make a beautiful statement on that range wall.
Woodlands Kitchen Remodel
Here’s the before pic of a project we designed a few years ago that was put on hold for awhile. That island was a doozy, right?
I’m hoping when it gets picked back up it will be built out the way I originally designed it, just like this. :-)
Here was the sketch I did originally.
Not bad. I got the point across, right? :-)
I love the light envelope, the oak cabinets on the perimeter, and the dark SW Grizzle Gray that adds contrast and punch to this space. Metal upper cabinet doors with glass panels help add interest with that finish repeated in the perfect pendant lights, dropped over the bar.
So happy to design a kitchen with some light wood cabinetry!
See more about the design of this kitchen with some of my own hand sketches at this link.
On a personal note…..
On NYE day, my mom fell and even though she didn’t hit her head, at 92, a blood vessel leaked into her brain and that night had surgery to drain the bleed. She is a survivor and has long life in her genetics and is now in a rehab hospital, working to regain strength and cognizance.
I’ve been focused a lot on that and on how we will care for her after rehab since the new year, with my sister.
This is a move and decision that has been nagging at us for a long time. My mom was very adamant about staying in her own home, with my sister living just down the street. It worked okay, but we knew we would have to do a move for her soon, regardless of her wishes.
I have a lot I’d like to say about aging-in-place and the concept of moving out of a home for more assistance with daily living for the elderly.
Let’s just say that aging-in-place is not all its cracked up to be at a certain point. But I’ll save that for another day.
Anyway, my NY resolutions…..dieting, being organized, etc., pretty much bombed in the first few weeks of the new year with 7 nights sleeping (well, not sleeping) in the hospital in Dallas. My sister and I tag teamed this whole ordeal and both would really like a NY do-over. :-)
Thank goodness for amazing siblings at this kind of family crisis!
Of utmost importance is my mom, our extended family, and my wonderful, understanding clients. :-)
If you’re a designer, I know what you want.
The contact info of my renderer.
However, I got the info from someone else and I don’t have the right to share that right now. I’m sorry! If things change there, I will let you know.