It’s amazing how new countertops, backsplash, appliances and a fresh coat of paint on the walls can change the look of an entire kitchen. With a kitchen that already had good bones, it’s a true case of what we like to call “lipstick and makeup.” The kitchen cabinetry was already white so we left the color as is, but even so, the space resulted in an even brighter environment. The main goals for the space was to improve the kitchen design aesthetically and also improve it’s functionality. We went out with the old and in with the new all while keeping the cabinetry! Want to see how we gave this space a makeover? Read on below!
But first, check out the space before the remodel
As mentioned above, we maintained the white cabinets but we also removed the black painted cabinets by the wall oven and replaced it with a new microwave and oven. This resulted in a more seamless look by removing the random black cabinets. Also, already having white cabinets gave us a taste of what the space was going to become.
Replacing the countertops probably had the biggest impact on the space. Overall, it enhanced the space and also gave the kitchen a brighter quality. The new countertops are a 3cm Caesarstone London Grey. This a popular option because it has a marble-like look, but is much stronger than marble. The countertops really tied the whole space together!
Previously, the kitchen only had a 4” splashlette matching the countertop, so incorporating a tile backsplash was a major requirement for our clients and overall an upgrade to the space. The featured tiles are a 3×6 Desert Grey tiles from Daltile installed in a bricklay to the left and right of the sink, and and by the opening into the family room. The grey tone on the backsplash is a wonderful accent to the space!
Fixtures and Fittings
Lastly, it wouldn’t be complete without new fixtures and fittings! With new stainless steel appliances, the sink and faucet follow suit and match the finish. All from Blanco, we have a Stellar Super Single Bowl sink in a stainless steel refined brush finish, and a Grace II Pull-down faucet in a satin nickel finish.