Featured Kitchen: Creating a Kitchen to Match Your Style
What do you do if your current kitchen works well and isn’t dated, but you just want a change? You reface it and focus on your personal style! Kitchen Tune-Up experts work with you to turn the kitchen you’ve already got into the kitchen of your dreams.
What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing. This kitchen was already modern, uncluttered, roomy, and filled with generous storage space. There aren’t any badly outdated cabinets to replace, or worn flooring making the kitchen look tired. So why the change? This one’s a matter of style.
The homeowner had a vision of a lighter and brighter kitchen, and Kitchen Tune-Up delivered. We swapped the original, darker, slab-style cabinet doors for popular maple Shaker cabinets, painted in soothing, pale “French silver.” Large, black handles on the doors and drawers complement the new black pendant lamps and black gooseneck faucet for the island sink, too.
The most dramatic change in this kitchen is the conversion of the small upper cabinets into glass-fronted cabinets with ambient lighting inside. Who knew that altering such small cabinets could produce such a striking focal point? The glow helps illuminate the whole kitchen and adds warmth. Placing these lighted cabinets at ceiling level also makes the ceiling look even higher.
This view also lets you see the “working” side of the island. The owner opted to keep the kitchen island’s layout largely as it was, while adding the Shaker doors.
The backsplash over the countertops and behind the stove used to be glossy, stark white subway tile. Subway tile remains a highly popular choice for today’s backsplashes, but the homeowner wanted something with more heft and pattern.
Kitchen Tune-Up set these large, gray and white marble tiles in an elegant herringbone pattern that provides visual interest without being too busy. Over the stove, the marble tile covers nearly an entire wall, and is a beautiful backdrop for both the steel vent hood and the four floating shelves. Floating shelves provide open, easily accessible storage for the items you use the most, handily perched next to the stove.
This gorgeous project comes from the creative minds at Kitchen Tune-Up Denver, CO.