Category Archives: Kitchens

The Power of Paint

Painting the cabinets and walls and adding on-trend nickel cabinet hardware was enough to transform the look of this client’s kitchen and adjoining nook. The details:  a gray base coat topped with a very light walnut glaze creates a fresh, cool-colored cabinet finish with depth that still … Continue reading

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Transitional Twist Kitchen

These twenty-something clients wanted to take their kitchen more transitional to flow seamlessly with their adjoining living space.  They were ready to swap out their earth-toned granite for cooler-toned marble and granite.  Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter on the walls, vertical … Continue reading

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Dream Kitchen

My client’s objectives for her “dream kitchen”:  lighten, brighten, provide improved functionality, better utilize existing space and create a more “family” and “entertainment” friendly kitchen. How we achieved the objectives: Lighten:  Off-white painted cabinets and trim replaced time-stamped stained cabinets and trim.  A beautiful cream-based Delicatus granite replaced … Continue reading

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New Space

By expanding the opening, removing door casings and lightening and brightening, the “size” of the kitchen, the family room and the wet bar all appeared to grow. No square footage was added. Now the “chef” may be part of the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Update: Phase 1

Phase 1 – transform the look of time-stamped gold-washed cabinets by gel-staining in a rich espresso finish.  Replace porcelain, faux-stone tile floors with the real thing:  brushed limestone with epoxy based, stain-proof grout with very narrow joints.  What a difference already.  Plans for Phase … Continue reading

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Kitchen Cool

Creating the coolness:  reduce the number of chairs; add a big splash of black with the hutch to pop the light tones of the table and the parson’s chairs; replace the heavy iron light fixtures with a sophisticated drum chandelier over the table … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel Light: Lighter, Brighter and More Fun

All that changed:  countertops, plumbing fixtures, light fixture, hardware and cabinet color.  Yet what a dramatic update.  Not unlike the homeowner herself, this kitchen is lighter, brighter and more fun. Hoping to transition away from dark and heavy, this couple participated in pinpointing … Continue reading

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