Renovating the Kitchen
The kitchen was in dire need of updating. The cabinets were dated beige particle board with laminate countertops. This project, was perhaps the longest task and certainly the most expensive for the homeowner to complete.
The cabinets were gutted and replaced with all wood construction cabinets in a cream white with a brown glaze overlay finish. Due to the square raised panel on the cabinet doors and drawers, the antique brown glaze is defined, offering warmth and exceptional beauty to the kitchen. The kitchen island was surrounded with bead-board paneling and painted a high gloss black to contrast the cream white cabinets.
The electric was rewired, a gas line was run to the kitchen to accommodate the new 6-burner Viking cooktop and a new Bosch double convection oven was installed. A new sink and Moen faucet installed at the same time the new granite countertops were installed. The granite, imported from Brazil, is a brown granite with gray, beige and black flecks, tying in the black kitchen island for a finished look.
The outdated canister track lighting was updated with new tracks and small, white track lights. The kitchen pendant light replaced with a black fabric shade pendant fixture.
To tie the kitchen flooring in with the original schoolhouse Tuscany Oak flooring that was installed and the schoolhouse addition refininshed floor, a creative stencil design was constructed. A cocoa bean paint was blended with the same gloss black to create the dark 6″ border around the kitchen. The cocoa bean paint was then used to create a diamond-like grid on the kitchen floor. The result is like adding a delicate piece of jewelry to a classic outfit.
Please refer to the slide show for photos of completed kitchen.