Marietta Kitchen Update

This vintage 1980's kitchen had seen better days, and our customer came to us for help in updating the look and the function.  Using updated colors and finishes, and improving the lighting, we achieved her goals while staying in budget.

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The before photos say it all; the original cabinets had been painted to prolong their life and the white appliances were past their prime.

 Before: original cabinets, vinyl flooring, white appliances

Before: original cabinets, vinyl flooring, white appliances

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 Before: the typical desk installed in just about every 1980's house, and the pantry closet

Before: the typical desk installed in just about every 1980's house, and the pantry closet

We started our planning with discussing what our customer's objectives were:

  • Better space for entertaining
  • More storage and display for her china and collectables
  • Better quality cabinetry
  • More lighting; the kitchen was dark
  • Extend the hardwood flooring throughout the kitchen for visual flow
  • Stay within the existing footprint of the kitchen

Then we went to the drawing board and created a layout and plan for the kitchen.

 The desk and pantry closet were removed to create a Butler's Pantry. Each cabinet component was inserted to create a visual image of the new kitchen.

The desk and pantry closet were removed to create a Butler's Pantry. Each cabinet component was inserted to create a visual image of the new kitchen.

 We create 3D renderings to illustrate the design and match our customer's vision to our plans.

We create 3D renderings to illustrate the design and match our customer's vision to our plans.

After our layout planning, we created the finishes plan incorporating the cabinets, appliances, countertops, backsplash, and paint colors to pull the entire project together.

A final budget plan was compiled and approved, and materials ordered.

Then...with all those decisions made....we started the demo and installation of the new kitchen.

And here are the results:

 New appliances and willow gray cabinetry create a clean feel to the heart of the kitchen. The hardwood floor from the adjoining family room was extended into the kitchen.

New appliances and willow gray cabinetry create a clean feel to the heart of the kitchen. The hardwood floor from the adjoining family room was extended into the kitchen.

 This beautiful butler pantry replaced the desk and pantry closets, and is perfect for storage, display, and for serving guests when entertaining. 

This beautiful butler pantry replaced the desk and pantry closets, and is perfect for storage, display, and for serving guests when entertaining. 

 Butler Pantry doors are filled with seeded glass, and the Fantasy Brown countertops were the color inspiration for the kitchen.

Butler Pantry doors are filled with seeded glass, and the Fantasy Brown countertops were the color inspiration for the kitchen.

 The Fantasy Brown countertops were the "wow" moment for us in the finishes design process. All the colors for the kitchen, including the marble and glass backsplash, were chosen to complement this amazing stone.

The Fantasy Brown countertops were the "wow" moment for us in the finishes design process. All the colors for the kitchen, including the marble and glass backsplash, were chosen to complement this amazing stone.

 This single bowl stainless sink is a popular addition to many of our projects.  The finishing touch is a custom window treatment.

This single bowl stainless sink is a popular addition to many of our projects.  The finishing touch is a custom window treatment.

The planning process, both the layout, and the finishes selection, paid off with a smooth renovation.  We completed this project on time, and within budget because of the time spent planning, selecting, and scheduling.

It was our pleasure, as it is with all our customers, to transform this kitchen and create a new space that will give her years of enjoyment.

 

Sarah Abbott

 

 

Which kitchen finish would you choose?

Recently I was working with a customer who was concerned that if she selected white cabinets that her choices for expressing her style would be limited.  After all, white is so traditional, right?

Well, take a look at this idea board. Here are just two different possibilities for a white kitchen with very different vibes.

When we are designing a kitchen we guide our customers through every detail, from the cabinet door style down to the lighting and hardware.  Many times renovations are overwhelming when facing the number of decisions to be made. Each decision influences the rest of the project, and the details are where the personality of the homeowners emerge.

We are here to help! We will create idea boards for inspiration using the vast sources we have developed over the years.  We listen to our customers dreams and desires and create design packages that reflect their taste, and often with ideas that are out of their usual repertoire. We attend the industry shows and events to stay on top of the most current trends and to build our resources.  Customers who trust and give us margin to be creative on their behalf are often delighted with the results!

Which of these two kitchen lighting and hardware concepts would you chose?

 

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Sarah Abbott, CKD Remodeling