Before & After: Kitchen Remodel with Maximized Seating
I've been meaning to share this dramatic transformation for a few weeks now. Alli and I met these amazing clients last Fall and fell in love with them and their sprawling Frisco home. They called on us to remodel their kitchen and to decorate their Living Room and Dining Room....so in an effort to prolong the drama, I'll be blogging about each room individually over the next week or two. You're welcome ;-) Let's start with the kitchen, shall we?
For a home of this size, the kitchen was lacking appropriate seating. This family of 5 loves to entertain and host dinners, so we needed to come up with a plan to gain seating.
I'll be honest...that hood might as well have reached out and slapped me in the face when I walked through the door...we needed to tone it down a bit.
Can you see the small counter top ledge/sitting area behind the settee in the above photo? It was meant to seat 2, but it felt like an afterthought and was completely non-functional.
The above photo gives you a feel for the original travertine countertops and backsplash...they read very yellow in the space.
So after several weeks of blood sweat and tears, our client finally has a functional kitchen that they are excited about!
Look at all that counter space! And it goes without saying that we loooove the new custom faux crock counter stools...all eight of them! Stylish + kid friendly = perfection!
We reshaped the wood hood, which feels so much more chic. And besides the new counter tops, we added a subway back splash, new lighting, new plumbing and a boat load of storage under the seating area! The only thing we really kept was the wall color.
Here is a look from the sink area, which is allowing you a little peek at the Living Room.
Do you see those cabinets on the left at the end of the kitchen? Here is what that area used to look like...
The "mommy desk" wasn't functional for our client...she needed a place to store back packs and school related items, so we flipped the desk to the other side of the kitchen (as seen on the right side of the last remodeled kitchen photo) and we turned the original mommy desk into storage.
The new desk area provides so much more functional storage that was customized to our client's needs!
Stay tuned for the Living & Dining Room reveals!
***Due to client contracts, we are unable to share sources and/or materials used***
Photography by: Nate Rehlander Photography