Flashback Friday Feature – February

It’s First Friday Feature time, and today we share with you another wonderful project we turned from old and den-like to a space that makes you want to spend time in! Kitchens are, after all, the heart of the home – it’s a space where your meals are cooked, where you test out new recipes, where we entertain, and most importantly it is the space where loved ones gather. People who are interested in updating their kitchens want to do so for many reasons. It may be that it is not functional, or maybe they simply are not happy to be in the space. Whatever the reason, a kitchen ultimately must work for you and your needs.

Before we get to the fun details of this recently updated space, take a look at how the space looked prior to the update:


As you can see in the before photo above, the kitchen was pretty dark overall and the cabinetry had a lot to do with that.  So, we went in and replaced the door and drawer fronts with a brighter cream color.  This alone gave the kitchen new “light”!


The original countertops were a creamy colored laminate which we replaced with brand new granite. The granite is Verde Labrador in 3cm with a polished finish. The countertops give contrast against the cabinets, which give the kitchen an overall visual interest!


The outdated white and green backsplash has served its purpose for many years and it was time to go along with the cabinet fronts and countertops. The new backsplash is a 1×2 Durango in a split face from Interceramic. Adding texture is a great way to add variety without having to go bold.

Fixtures and Fittings

Finishing off the kitchen update, we have incorporated a new sink and faucet. The sink is a Blanco 1 ¾ undermount in stainless steel, and the faucet is a Blanco in a single hole pull out spray.


To top everything off, the old 12×12 white tile floor was replaced with 2 ¼ wide red oak engineered hardwood floor. All in all, the kitchen has a brand new look while keeping the same layout and all the cabinet boxes.