Kitchen Before and After Transformation – A Design Connection, Inc. Featured Project
A great kitchen design can’t just look great; it has to be great. For this Before & After transformation, a careful assessment of how this family utilizes their space was key to creating a higher functioning, beautifully updated kitchen.As the heart of this home, this kitchen built in 2003 has been the central gathering place for many friends, family and growing children throughout the years. While the entire kitchen looked dated, the old light maple cabinets were still in excellent condition. We decided to breathe new life into the old cabinets by applying a custom faux paint with a rich, dark Java stain. By reusing and revamping the old cabinets, we were able to reduce our expenses as well as our environmental footprint.
As gorgeous as the “new” cabinets are, the rare and exquisite Copenhagen granite countertops are the shining star in this stunning space.
Laying out a digital floor plan to scale is one of the first things we do with EVERY DESIGN. Space Planning enables our clients to visualize how the new design will work in their unique space and gives everyone a chance to test placement and design before any materials are ordered or any physical changes are made.
After we determined exactly how my clients used their kitchen island; taking note of what they loved about their island and what they didn’t, we chose to add dimension and custom storage with a new, larger center island.
The off-white color of the new island provides an ideal contrast to the newly darkened cabinets and is a perfect match to the subway-tiled backsplash . The new bar stools, leather topped with brushed nickel nail heads, were inspired by the dark Java cabinets and made to order for this space.
Soft-close drawers, slide-out spice racks and easy access to their most-used items are just a few perks in this newly designed dream kitchen. And nothing says “dream kitchen” quite like high-end appliances! This client’s wish-list became a reality when we installed a new Wolfe 36 inch gas cook-top, a Miele dishwasher, Viking refrigerator and a GE Monogram Built-In Oven with Advantium®.
When designing spaces for my clients, determining how they use their space and anticipating their future needs is just as important as creating a design that is reflective of their personal style. Our clients love their new kitchen! But don’t just talk our word for it–here’s what this client had to say:
“We love our homes, don’t we? They reflect our past, celebrate our present, foreshadow our future . . . but from time to time, they need an update! Arlene and the talented team at Design Connection, Inc. expertly spearheaded an extensive renovation of our home. Bringing our residence into the new millennium, Arlene assessed our family’s needs, assembled construction crews, presented options and attentively guided us through the entire process with wisdom, candor and good humor. From paint job, hardwood floors and carpet to appliances, countertops and hardware; from the big picture to that final faucet, Arlene professionally transformed our home into one with lasting impact: Classically elegant, timelessly beautiful and ready to make more memories!”
Design Connection, Inc. Kansas City interior designer also provided space planning and project management, tile and countertop design and installation, paint and faux painting design and installation, custom cabinet design and installation, lighting design and installation, appliance selections and custom designed Made-in-America bar stools, kitchen table and chairs.
Do you long to update your home, but you’re not sure where to start? Talk to us!!! Take advantage of our complimentary in-studio interior design consultations. Our knowledgeable Design Team can help update your space and tackle your home décor dilemmas, from selecting the perfect paint color to creating custom furniture to masterminding an entirely new floor plan, the seasoned professionals at Design Connection, Inc. can help.
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