Imagine a country home tucked away in the middle of a pretty landscape and a pond sitting in the back yard. Lots of flowers by the entrance and a cat and a dog to great you at the door. This was it!
This was a kitchen remodel that brought great satisfaction to me when, at the end, I saw the huge transformation this space went through. Previous cabinets were white thermofoil, laminate countertop and little space between sink and stove to move around. My mission was to transform it into a more efficient space where husband and wife could have enough working area without bumping into each other. Notice how the stove on the left had no counter space on either side.
This is how it looked before. Below is the rendering with my vision for the new kitchen layout. I wanted the back wall to be the focal point and wanted it to have a brick veneer back-splash going all the way to the ceiling to make the walls look taller. I wanted to add a warm texture all around the room to complement the knotty elder wood on the dark cabinets.
I was able to add at least three more feet to the floor space and creat an eight foot long peninsula where they could have some seats for breakfast, use it to entertain during dinner parties or have enough room to roll the cookie dough with their grandkids.
The granite was amazing, with a white background, a greenish-gray dust sprinkled all over it and some beige undertones. It tied together the brown and cream cabinets and the brick from the walls.
Light fixtures, hardware and faucet had the oil bronze finish to make it look rustic.
The presence of raw materials as unfinished wood, vintage inspired objects, aged metal and brick makes this space a perfect farmhouse kitchen where you can already imagine the homeowners canning their veggies by the end of Summer and sipping on hot cocoa during the Winter while reading the newspaper.