Kitchen Design: Before & After – From Dark & Dated to Stunning Contemporary
Here’s the “after”! Incredible, isn’t it?
Judy Whalen, design director at our South Shore kitchen and bath showroom, worked with the homeowners to create a true gourmet kitchen with a contemporary flair.
The tired, oak flooring was replaced with wide plank walnut floors. Cabinetry, appliances and accessories were also updated to reflect the new modern vibe.
An oversized island is a striking centerpiece in the new kitchen.
At one end of the island is a teardrop-shaped eating bar made of walnut which complements the new wide plank flooring and adds warmth to the space. A light fixture from Hubbardton Forge bathes the area with an intimate glow in the evening.
The new professional-grade range is punctuated with an accent panel of stainless steel, mosaic tile penny rounds which help draw the eye to the beautiful range and hood fan.
Just beyond the eating bar is a wine bar, perfect for the homeowners’ frequent gatherings.
The countertops are leathered quartzite in “Fantasy Brown.” The Wood-Mode cabinets, which have contemporary Shaker-style doors, are made of quarter-sawn oak and finished with an ember stain.
“My favorite part of this project was to taking a kitchen from the ‘90s and transforming it into a space that felt urban, yet casual enough to entertain large groups of friends and family,” says Judy of the completed project.
The original kitchen
All “after” photos by Shelly Harrison.