Before & After: A Fresh New Kitchen with a Splash of Color

 

Remember me?! 2015 is CRAY-Z! In the best way possible! But the blog has unfortunately taken a back seat to all of our projects. For more frequent updates, follow us on Facebook! Anyways, just wanted to pop in to show you one of our latest projects... Our client lives in a newer suburban home with the quintessential dark cabinets, tumbled stone back splash and granite countertops. There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those things, of course, but it just wasn't meshing with her style. She and her husband wanted something fresh and bright with a pop of fun color that would tie in with the rest of their house, which is, by the way, literally dripping in vibrant shades of reds, golds and turquoise. Love!

Here is the kitchen before the remodel....

Adams Before 1
Adams Before 1

And after... We sure are loving that turquoise island!!!

Adams Kitchen After 1
Adams Kitchen After 1
Adams Kitchen After 4
Adams Kitchen After 4

We opted for a bronze penny tile on the back splash and quartz countertops with the most gorgeous gray and turquoise veining.

Below is a shot of the former breakfast area...

Adams Before 2
Adams Before 2

Not only did we paint the cabinets and walls throughout the kitchen, we also switched out the lights, added cabinet hardware and traded her breakfast room furniture for something a bit more playful (and kid friendly, of course!).

5943 Bloomsbury Place
5943 Bloomsbury Place

One last before shot of the kitchen...

Adams Before 4
Adams Before 4

And after...

5943 Bloomsbury Place
5943 Bloomsbury Place

Thanks again to this awesome family for trusting our Design Team with your home! We know you'll enjoy your new kitchen for many years to come!

***Due to client contracts, we are unable to share sources specific to this project***

Photos by: Nate Rehlander of Nate Rehlander Photography

 

Client Project: Transforming an 80's Kitchen

 

I'm a little out of my element with this project update...I'm used to posting dramatic "before's & after's," but I really want to show you what we have going on with this project that happens to be at the "halfway point."

The client is a childhood friend who grew up on the street behind me. Her and her husband reached out to me a couple of months ago as they had recently purchased a house that needed a lot of work. The house happens to be in the same neighborhood we grew up in. I sepcifically remember this house as the family who lived there at the time had a son that was our age, and on July 4th weekend in the late 1980's, the house caught fire and burned to the ground. The house was immediatly rebuilt by the same family, who lived there for a short time after.

The most recent owner lived in the home for 25 years. He also smoked inside of the home for 25 years, which means we've had to do some major purging of floors and heavy painting with an odor eliminating paint. We also completly gutted the kitchen, and redesigned it to be more functional.

Here is a photo of the kitchen when the house was on the market:

McCormick Remodel 2
McCormick Remodel 2

What's interesting about this layout is that the wall of windows on the right side of the photo lends a view to the gorgeous back yard containing a huge patio which leads to a beautiful pool. But the patio was unnecissarily large, which had us feeling the need to push that wall out towards the patio and build in french doors to gain square footage and to allow access to the backyard from the kitchen.

The location of the appliances was also disfunctional, so we redesigned that as well. Here is a most recent photo of the space with the relocated wall, new french doors, hardwood floors, spacious island, a wall of new cabinetry, repositioned appliances and additional canned lights.

McCormick remodel durning 1
McCormick remodel durning 1

Here is another before photo of the kitchen:

McCormick Remodel 4
McCormick Remodel 4

And here is a most recent shot from the same angle where you can really see where and why we pushed that wall out.

McCormick Remodel during 4
McCormick Remodel during 4

Part of our goal is to lighten and brighten. Our client's desire is a bright, clean, functional kitchen. Here is a sneak peek of their counter top slabs:

McCormick Slabs
McCormick Slabs

And here is their awesome backsplash! We presented them with 4 options and they completely took us by surprise when they selected this one, but we are REALLY happy that they did!

maccormick backsplash
maccormick backsplash

We have about another month of construction before this project is complete, so we will definitely keep you updated on the finished product!

I also want to give a big shout out to Dana, the newest member of our design team, as she is the lead Designer on this project and is doing a fantastic job keeping everything on schedule!