Day 1: I have to admit, I have seen my fair share of Kitchen Renovations. Don't get me wrong... I LOVE KITCHEN REMODELS... NOTHING says remodeling like a before and after of a great kitchen redo. For the next few days, I thought I would share a few of my favorite before and after photos (8 kitchens in all) with ideas on how to bring life back into an outdated kitchen.
I hope you enjoy!
A 6-foot-wide window afforded a beautiful water view, but the glare was blinding - who wants to stand in the blinding sun all day? This room actually looked darker because of the single light source. The vaulted ceiling, however, was a real plus.
The new design balances light, color, and texture in modern and traditional materials. A taller, narrower over-sink window and a vertical glass-block backsplash behind the stove circulate light and minimize glare. Frameless fir cabinets are warm and textural, whereas the cool glass tile is sleek and shiny.
The Details -
Tile: Blue and black glass tiles from 1 to 8 inches square are arranged in a stylized patchwork pattern on the backsplash. Blue-flecked granite is a natural foil for the contemporary, solid-color tile.
Appliances: The substantial range, backsplash, and hood offset the visual mass of the refrigerator cabinet. Additional light enters the room through a small skylight that's contiguous with the wall; glass shelves in the alcove let the light from above shine through.
An interior wall between the kitchen and dining room stood in the way of the homeowners' vision of a more unified space. Removing the wall opened and brightened the kitchen and eating area. via