The homeowners of this project wanted to update their kitchen without completely ripping it apart. We did face lift kitchen remodel.
They had many goals for this project. First, replace the existing island with something sturdier. Also replace the existing counter tops with granite. Next, they wanted a casual seating area around the island for breakfast, game playing and watching TV. Adding in a beverage center would help with entertaining. Lastly, the homeowners wanted to add some pizzazz to the space to attract future home buyers and make the space look more finished.
We replaced the small island with a large island of contrasting color, complete with bar height breakfast bar, cabinets with drawers and roll out trays from Shiloh Cabinetry, as well as a statement peninsula of Titanium Granite for seating.
The pedestal support for the peninsula mimics the fireplace in the adjacent living room. In addition, the contrasting wood helps lighten the space up and makes the large island feel less bulky and more of a focal point.
A transom stained glass panel was added in the opening facing the breakfast room which helped bring some color into the room that becomes a focal point. We added a shelf below it for placing art pieces and decor.
We replaced an old desk area with a beverage center. We also ordered new custom built cabinetry to match the existing cherry kitchen cabinetry.
The floors were finished with UV finish – a finish that does not fade over time or become darker – instead the sun’s rays make it more durable, which was excellent for this family with a Wheaten Terrier.
Finally, we added back splash – travertine and a glass mosaic blend, which gave the space a more finished look.
To see more project photos, visit our Kitchens page.