Stonefield White Kitchen Remodel
This fall we took on a white kitchen remodel in the Stonefield Neighborhood of Middleton, WI. The younger couple had recently moved to the area and purchased a home they lovingly referred to as a “90’s beauty”. It’s true, the home was filled with the classic honey oak trim and doors you picture when someone says their home was built in the 90’s. The part of the home that bothered them the most was the kitchen. It was definitely dated and didn’t function well for their lives. The large center island had no seating so entertaining in the kitchen wasn’t possible.
Lack of Light
Another huge problem with the existing kitchen was that the previous homeowner had built a screen porch off the back of the home, blocking almost all daylight from reaching the small kitchen window. The homeowners wanted to find a way to brighten up the space. A lack of overhead lighting, as well as the oak cabinetry, contributed to the dark space.
The soffits above the wall cabinets and dated oak floors also needed to be addressed. The floors were in rough shape and needed to be sanded and refinished. The homeowner preferred a less golden shade of oak.
Beautiful White Kitchen Remodel
After working on many variations of design options, including moving the kitchen into the living room space, the homeowners decided to leave the kitchen where it was. First, we addressed the issue of lacking light. We planned for a much larger window that would run all the way down to the counter top. The homeowners plan to remove the window sashes in the summertime for indoor/outdoor entertaining on the screen porch. The new window lets in much more light than the old smaller window.
A new lighting pattern in the ceiling helped as well. We installed recessed can lights throughout the space and three pendent lights over the peninsula. Under cabinet lighting illuminates the work space.
In addition, the new white cabinetry makes a huge difference in the brightness of the room. The white kitchen remodel looks bright and airy.
White Kitchen Remodel Design Trends
Fun material selections make this white kitchen remodel right on trend. In order to incorporate the oak that was present in the rest of the home and embrace it instead of replace it, we designed the kitchen with oak floating shelves. A small nod to the 90’s beauty. Floating shelving in kitchens is a huge trend and adds a great spot for displaying favorite dishes or antiques. The large veining on the Cambria quartz counter tops pairs perfectly with the multi-tone backsplash tile. Brass cabinet hardware and pendents are a nice, warm addition. Finally, when the wood floors were sanded and finished, the homeowners chose to lighten them up a bit with a natural stain.