Crisp and Fresh Kitchen Reno

Well, we don’t have too many photos of this kitchen refresh but, what do have shows a nice little update. We took it from a worn out and dated 1980’s kitchen into the new millennium! Crisp and fresh!

Here are a few before shots. Other than being dated, the space was tired! That stool you see is holding those cabinet doors in place—one had only a top hinge and the other only had a bottom hinge. You can’t see all the issues in these photos but, a lot of the hinges were broken, the veneer was peeling off of the cabinets, drawers would no longer shut, the grout in the tile counters was… well, you get the idea.

 
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The tile counters were a trendy idea in the 70s and 80s but, that grout gets grungy. The white appliances may have looked modern years ago but, these were now so old that the plastic was yellowing. And that little pony wall really didn’t serve a purpose. In fact, the counter top didn’t even have an overhang for a potential bar. All easy things to update for a new era!

 
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…and one last look from the end of the kitchen before we say goodbye!

 
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The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.
— Mario Batali

Now for something fresh and crisp…

We gutted the kitchen but maintained the footprint and layout. However, we did remove the pony wall to create one large counter peninsula. Overall, that made better use of the space.

We replaced all of the cabinets with a white shaker style, added new quartz counter tops, all new stainless appliances, brushed nickel fixtures and hardware, a new sink and a new light fixture along with under cabinet lighting. And finally, we replaced the rolled out linoleum floor with a large format tile floor.

 
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By the way, ignore that really weird reflection/shadow of the light fixture created by the photographer’s flash. Plus his angles distort the dimensions a bit. Oh well.

None-the-less, you can see the changes we made to bring this kitchen into the new millennium! The owner was concerned about over-improving their home so we didn’t do anything too crazy. Just a simple, crisp look that will carry forward for a good while—just as requested. The Client was happy. Plus, we came in under budget! Yay!

What do you think?

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