They say "Third Time's a Charm." That may be, but this is the second Kitchen remodel we have worked on with my client in the last year in Kirkland, Washington! After a great outcome on a kitchen remodel on their first house, our client decided to sell their home in a great market and quickly moved on to another home a few blocks away that fit their needs better. They are very happy the second time around with the changes and updates. (I'm hoping they stay and enjoy this for a while) Lets see what you think ? Before and After photos below.
The new house was in great condition, but the client wanted to update many rooms including the kitchen, family room and den. We focused on reducing cost by utilizing the existing cabinets and refacing them with white painted shaker cabinet doors. We also extended the cabinets by filling in the void (aka Dust Trap) between the top cabinets and the ceiling. This lengthens the cabinets and gives them a built in custom cabinet look. The added crown trim, mill work panels and glossy paint looks great and avoids the "what do I put in the void above the cabinet" question. The remodeled kitchen is below.
We worked with an existing beautiful slab of Calcutta marble that the previous owner had recently installed on the island and extended the marble to the other counters. We added white glass subway tile to the back splash. All appliances were updated to stainless steel.
Family Room Changes
We moved from the kitchen to the adjoining family room to update the cabinetry and furniture. The cabinets style and dark color needed to be updated. There functionality was limited. Notice how we moved the TV from above the fireplace and freed up that area for art. The cabinet to the right of the fireplace was converted from a bookcase to much larger TV cabinet and the cabinets on the left were reconfigured to be used for electronics with decorative metal vented doors and the center is used for display. We painted the cabinets, mantle and window trim out in a crisp white to match the kitchen.
Our clients wanted to utilize the den space better for "work from home" days and were looking for a more traditional and classic feel. We added built in wood cabinets with art nook and computer station, painted the walls a masculine shade of blue and added a warm oriental rug and desk.
I would just like to thank publicly our clients for giving us the opportunity to work with them not just once, but twice in one year on a major project. I can't say I have done that before, but the second time truly was a charm.
AFTER Photos credit: Rebecca Anne Photography