What’s For Dinner? A Softer Touch
This next installment in our blog series shares a soft Kitchen update which was a complete update versus a renovation.
Updating the Cabinets
We kept the footprint of the Kitchen the same, but left no surface untouched. The original Kitchen had white cabinets with black countertops. We had discussed going with stained cabinets, but the Kitchen is open to the Family Room which has a lot of wood detail. We finally decided on a white painted cabinet with a bronze glaze.
We narrowed the countertop options down to two Cambria quartz options – one dark and one light. It took some convincing, but the homeowner went with the lighter option – and she is thrilled that she did. I was concerned that the updated Kitchen would be too similar to the original Kitchen; however, all of the great details we added to the cabinetry has made the Kitchen feel more substantial.
New stainless steel appliances, a new granite composite sink, a new faucet, new cabinetry hardware, and new pendant lighting round out the updates. One of the toughest decisions we made was the backsplash selection. The quartz had a lot going on so it was important that the backsplash complement the countertop without competing with it. The homeowner found a striking crushed glass tile that was perfect with the countertop.
Once all the pieces were in place, it was evident that the paint and window treatments needed an update as well. The result is a warm, inviting space which is what every Kitchen should be!