This beautiful kitchen did not look anything like this when I first got my hands on it. It was an L-Shaped kitchen with a peninsula and cabinets above it, very popular in the 60's but not ideal for sure. See the before pictures below.
We ripped everything out and started over. I used a rich dark brown on the cabinets and chunky chrome hardware. The island was a great addition to this kitchen and really tied everything together. The countertops are actually Formica. Everyone thought it was real Calcutta marble. It was a fraction of the cost of marble. I installed a farm sink and carved out a spot in the cabinets for the microwave.
I redesigned the kitchen to be U-Shaped. I sunk the fridge into the garage a few feet so that it would be flush with the cabinets. I added cabinets along the left hand side where the kitchen table used to sit. I also added bead board on the ceiling and trimmed it out into 4' squares. It was stunning.
I utilized the space under the stairs and turned it into a small appliance cabinet. I had an electric strip installed in the back of the cabinet so all the appliances could remain plugged in and ready to use. All the shelves were pull outs which made it very functional.
Install day was so exciting! My very talented brothers (Cobb Bothers Wood Working) custom built this kitchen. They also made the countertops. If you live in or around West Virginia and need a kitchen, you WANT to hire them. They do top notch work. Contact me and I'll send you their information.
I could not have been more pleased with the outcome of this kitchen remodel. It was beautiful and way more functional than the original kitchen layout.
Kitchen remodels can be very costly, so you want to make sure that you start with a solid design and include all the elements that will function well for you. If you need help with your project feel free to reach out to me.
- till next time