Sunday, November 4, 2012

BEFORE AND AFTER: HANOVER KITCHEN



THIS TIRED AND DATED KITCHEN NEEDED AN UPDATE!
ALTHOUGH WE KEPT THE SAME FOOT PRINT, LOTS OF GREAT CHANGES TOOK PLACE..... INCLUDING BRINGING THE CABINETS UP TO THE CEILING, INSTALLING A COUNTER DEPTH FRIDGE, REDESIGNING THE LIGHTING, ETC ETC ETC!
BEFORE
BEFORE
BEFORE

BEFORE


AFTER
THE HOMEOWNER HAD RECENTLY BOUGHT A BLACK DISHWASHER AND DOUBLE OVEN AND WANTED TO INCORPORATE THEM IN THE DESIGN. THE CHALLENGE WAS HOW TO INCORPORATE BLACK APPLIANCES WITH STAINLESS APPLIANCES. IN THE END IT ALL WORKED OUT... SPECKLES OF BLACK AND SILVER IN THE GRANITE WITH AN OVERALL LIGHTER FEEL WAS THE PERFECT ELEMENT TO TIE IT ALL TOGETHER.
 THERE USED TO BE A TINY WALL TO THE RIGHT OF THE WET BAR.
WE REMOVED IT AND NOT ONLY GAINED MORE SURFACE AREA, BUT IT'S
MUCH MORE OPEN!!

THIS TIMELESS CRACKLED CERAMIC TILE BACKSPLASH DONE IN A HARRINGBONE LAYOUT
CHANGED IT UP.
THE WALL COLOR MATCHES THE BACKSPLASH TILE COLOR FOR A SEEMLESS TRANSITION. CABINETS ARE SLIGHTLY LIGHTER.




LOTS OF ACRYLIC PLATE STANDS  BEST SHOWCASE THE HOME OWNER'S
 FAMILY CHINA. WE MIXED AND MATCHED DIFFERENT CHINA PATTERNS BUT
COLOR COORDINATED EVERYTHING FOR A CLUTTER FREE LOOK.







HARD TO REACH UPPER CABINETS OFFER THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE ILLUMINATED DISPLAY CABINETS....NO MORE DUST TRAP GAPS BETWEEN THE CABINETS AND THE CEILING!! A LIGHT BLUE CEILING IS A SUBTLE POP OF COLOR IN THE NEUTRAL MIX.




11 comments:

  1. whoa, great makeover. Somebody call HGTV....you would be a ratings hit! So want cabinets to the ceiling, love how you handled it...gorgeous

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    1. Oh I love your feedback!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

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  2. Kitchen worktops blend in perfectly to the kitchen.

    Outdoor Furniture

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  3. Gorgeous!!! Love all the classic elements. Great job!

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  4. Lovely and all ready for a party. Love to know the wall color. These days, I am all about neutral colors. The home owners must be delighted.
    pve

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    1. glad you like patricia! the wall color is ben moore "seattle mist"...another one of my favorites is ben moore "stingray"!!great backdrop color for your art!!

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  5. You did a fabulous job! Love the slight color difference between the walls and cabinet color, love the "x" cabinets and the pop of green. It looks so clean and fresh. Also great job on the lighting - it always makes such a difference. I have the crackled subway tile for my kitchen backsplash and just love it. Found you through Pinterest - love your work on this project.

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    1. i LOVE pinterest and so glad you enjoyed this blog post!!!!

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  6. Lucy,
    I love this kitchen! You did a fantastic job! What kind of countertop and color of backsplash did you use?

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    1. thx tara! its a walker zanger tile and cant rememebr the granite name-something with white in the name i think? remembering granite names is a huge weakness of mine :)

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  7. Hi, this kitchen is gorgeous! Is the tile 2x6 or a different size? Also, what line is this tile (i.e. Soho, etc.)? We have a Walker Zanger store near us so the sales man is telling me I need more info. :) Also, since this last post, did you by chance find out the name of the granite? It's EXACTLY what I'm looking for!! Thank you for your help & have a great day!

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