When our clients first purchased their home in 1987, they had no problem with the design and layout of their kitchen. A little more than 30 years later, they decided it was time to upgrade their design and create a more functional and modern look.
Before the renovation, the kitchen included one wall of cabinetry storage, little countertop space for prep-work, and coordinated built-in storage in the breakfast room. Our clients wanted to incorporate more storage, more counter space, and similarly coordinated storage in the breakfast room, all with an updated design.
During design, we came up with the solution to square off the corner of the kitchen (adding a small addition to the home), which not only provided more wall space for storage but helped the flow between the kitchen and breakfast room. Our clients were meticulous gardeners and wanted an unobstructed view of their back yard. We were happy to oblige, installing new windows overlooking their property. To provide additional storage and prep-space our clients chose to install an island. Finally, since the breakfast room was often used as a workspace, the homeowners wanted to include a built-in desk in the kitchen as well.
The new kitchen, complete with storage galore, a proper workspace, and a stunning breakfast room.
While our client’s gravitated towards a more traditional taste, they chose a mix of traditional and slightly modern finishes. This assured the kitchen’s style was a balanced, timeless blend.
The final cabinetry, all designed and fabricated by Glenbrook Cabinetry, brings a clean look to the kitchen. The refrigerator was moved to the newly added addition, surrounded by overhead and side storage. In it’s previous location is the new built-in desk, topped with a butcher block countertop.
The new island is painted Endless Sea Blue and lends itself, along with the stainless steel appliances, to the modern side of things. Topped with Calcutta Velvet quartz, it provides our client’s with additional storage, prep space, and seating.
Finally, we present the star of the kitchen, the hand-painted tile backsplash! Our clients were inspired by French cottage kitchens, and when we saw the hand-painted Duquesa Fatima tile in Mezzanotte, we knew it was the right fit! Not only does it lend itself to the clients’ taste in traditional design, but pulls together the overall look of the kitchen.
The breakfast room has plenty of additional storage with full height built-in’s that include a cut-out shelf with matching backsplash.
Check out more images of this sweet little kitchen here, on our Houzz page!
Product Details: Tile: Duquesa Fatima in Mezzanotte, Manufactured by Walker Zanger, Distributed by Devon Tile & Design Studio | Cabinetry: Legacy Frameless, Designed and Manufactured by Glenbrook Cabinetry | Countertops: Quartz; Imperial Marble and Granite | Lighting: Randolph, Manufactured by Hudson Valley, Distributed by Bright Light Design Studio | Hardware: Brushed Nickel Oskar Collection, Manufactured by Atlas Homewares