we completed this kitchen over a year ago but i just had it photographed - it really is a great before and after! i have major love for this client because she is really the one that gave me my start. i helped her with her living room in her first house three or four years ago and then they moved and she inherited a brown kitchen. brown counters, brown (slate) backsplash, and small dark lights. we knew it had potential but it needed some love.
we ripped out the backsplash and counters and replaced the lighting, hardware, and sink which was copper but turning green (and gross) and painted the walls.
we also flipped the island around because, as you can see in the before shot, the drawers and cabinets were facing out to the hall. by flipping it around we were able to add functionality with an overhang for counter stools. a major win for this family of 5!
the kitchen isn't huge so the glass pendants keep things light and airy. the stools are the perfect fit for this kitchen and were purchased by my client after we completed the hard finishes. they're serena & lily's riviera stools in fog.
the new backsplash is gray crackled subway tile and immediately gave the kitchen a fresh and classic feel.
the countertops are quartz which is crucial for a busy family with three boys. no upkeep whatsoever!
the new knobs are simple and timeless.
i think this goes to show that you don't need to gut a kitchen to get a big impact. the changes we made brought it from dated to timeless and from blah to fresh. very grateful to my client for letting me help her with this project!!