This kitchen was transformed from a dark and dated 1980’s-inspired space into a bright and beautiful transitional dream kitchen. See how we did it and check out these Before & After pictures!

To begin the process of remodeling their whole home, my clients initially contacted Brackman Construction Company and, at their recommendation, Design Connection, Inc. was brought it on the project.

Before and After Kitchen Remodel Kansas City Interior Designer Arlene Ladegaard Design Connection Inc

One of the first steps in our design process is to determine not only what changes you would like to make, but how you currently use your space. How do you live and move throughout your home on a daily basis? What will your future needs be?


Space Plan

With insight into how this space will be used going forward, we created a space plan. As with all of our projects, from selecting new furnishings and accessories to whole home remodels like this project, a space plan is created. This to-scale floor plan allows us to account for every inch of space and ensures that the new furnishings are sized perfectly for each unique space.

Kitchen Before Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Designer

The original kitchen was dated by the style of the oak cabinets and the aged appearance of the appliances and countertops. The original cabinets were a dominant design feature and gave the impression of boasting a large amount of storage. In actuality, the storage was inadequate and the layout of the original kitchen did not maximize the potential of this space.

Kitchen Remodel Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Designer Arlene Ladegaard

A load bearing wall was removed, allowing the kitchen and breakfast room to be open to and flow seamlessly into the newly styled great room.  A new island was designed to maximize the use of this space and provide additional custom storage.

Kitchen Remodel Kansas City Interior Designer Arlene Ladegaard Design Conneciton Inc

The staggered pattern of the sleek gray glass tile puts a fresh spin on the current subway tile trend. This unique patterned backsplash gives the impression of elongating the space both horizontally and vertically, as it flows behind the new stove top and oven hood.

Before and After Pantry Remodel Design Connection Inc Kansas City Interior Designer

Aside from updating this kitchen with new quartz counters, gorgeous new appliances and updated modern lighting, one of my main considerations in planning this kitchen was my clients’ need for more storage. Custom cabinetry was designed in both the kitchen and the adjoining laundry/pantry area where storage was tailored to suit the specific needs of my clients.

Before and After Laundry Room Kansas City Interior Designer Arlene Ladegaard

Keep reading our weekly blog; we’ll be sharing more rooms from his whole-home remodel!

Is your home in need of a design update? I hope that seeing my award winning interior designs will inspire you to make the changes that you want to see in your home. We know that figuring out where to start can be the hardest part of a home decor update or remodel. We make your tough design decisions easy–Contact us for a complimentary design consultation.

Design Connection Inc Team with Arlene Ladegaard

From choosing new furniture to re-facing your fireplace to managing a complete home remodel, we can help you with all of your dream home features, all under our roof. When visiting our extensive in-studio sample library, you can see and touch all of your design selections together. Not only can you make all of your design decisions in one place, this convenience makes it easy to envision your new space and be confidant with your choices.