Today, I’m bringing you a first look at a recent project, a kitchen remodel in North Dallas. This space went from outdated and not functional to Transitional chic with a light and bright feel and excellent function.
My clients both love to cook, and their former kitchen wasn’t configured properly and had no work triangle. On my advice, their contractor took four feet from the huge dining room to add much needed space to this area without compromising the other room’s purpose.
With that extra square footage, we created a larger island and separated the oven, cooktop, sink, and refrigerator. Now when they’re working in the kitchen together, they’re not bumping into each other. They also have plenty of counter and storage space to do what they love.
For the look, the couple wanted something clean, fresh, and updated. I recommended a Transitional look, and they loved our proposed design drawings.
For the cabinets, we chose a simple Shaker style, in a beautiful gray neutral by Sherwin Williams called Online (SW 7072). We painted the walls and island grays in the same color family, and the result is harmonious. The pulls are a brushed nickel.
We installed the hardwood floors in the kitchen for a timeless feel. For the countertops, we chose Silestone quartz in platinum with steel sparkles, an elegant, sophisticated choice with clean lines and a contemporary look. We selected BC Flooring Studio white Carrera Marble tile for the backsplash because it’s a classic, refined choice that will look stylish for years. For a wow factor, we installed a herringbone tile accent area over the stove. It’s the Glacier Blend Chicago pattern by BC Flooring Studio. I love the effect!
I advised the couple on appliances, as well, and they chose stainless steel ones by Wolf for the double ovens and stove. The dishwasher is Asko, refrigerator is KitchenAid, and sink and faucet are by Blanco. The overall feel is cohesive and tasteful. New, top-of-the-line appliances will also make a huge difference in my clients’ ability to enjoy their kitchen.
For this project, we also redesigned the couple’s wet bar area, and it went from lackluster to luminous. We used the same Silestone quartz counters, but went with stainless steel Gladio tiles for the wall. They create depth and big visual interest in this small area as the light plays off the tile. We also installed two glass shelves so the bottles would almost appear to be floating. They love it!
This project was a lot of fun and I appreciated my clients’ commitment to the design process and patience during implementation. I hope you enjoy the photos.