Get Kitchen Design Ideas from these Before & Afters
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:15
Written by bkshowplace
Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:14
Is your kitchen outdated and dysfunctional? Maybe it is semi-functional but needs a facelift – a new faucet and some new paint, for example. Whatever you are looking for, make this the Year of the Remodel. Here are some jaw-dropping kitchen makeovers that will inspire you and give you some fantastic kitchen design ideas.
The above kitchen before & afters are from This Old House Online. This was a kitchen remodeled by a reader and the photos were submitted by a reader to their annual Reader Remodel Contest. Here is the story behind the home and the kitchen redesign:
“This house was built by my grandparents in 1971, and most of the finishes were still original. We wanted to preserve the best bits of the mid-century design (large windows, great fireplace) and get rid of the worst bits (poorly made cabinets and carpet) while giving the entire thing a sleek, modern aesthetic.
We changed the awkward corner-sink layout and added an island, double ovens, gas cooktop, and prep sink. We opened up the room without compromising on function and storage. My dad and husband did most of the work, including plumbing and electrical. We ordered the cabinets but did the installation ourselves. We had the granite counters installed. All other work, including the tile, was DIY.”
The above kitchen remodel is from Traditional Home.
“The original layout of this kitchen was large and utilitarian, appropriate for raising a busy family. With the kids out of the house and homeowner Susan Brunn living more independently, she desired a more updated, stylish look for her kitchen.
The kitchen needed a sturdier island that better fit the scale of the space. Appliances integrated into the custom cabinets by Casa Verde give the kitchen a furniture feel that blends with the adjoining living room. The island chandelier and the hanging lantern between the wall cabinets are from Dennis & Leen.”
The above kitchen before & afters show how a few simple changes can make a big impact. Before, the kitchen had basic fixtures and finishes. Switching out the stainless steel sink that came with the house for an apron-front porcelain one boosts the room’s charm. Brass bin pulls, butcher block countertops, and a copper backsplash behind the range add warmth to the new gray cabinets. Source: Country Living.
As you can see, even the most poorly designed and outdated kitchens can be transformed with some imagination and hard work.
Get started with our help at the Bath & Kitchen Showplace. We have professional consultants on staff at all of our 22 Texas locations to guide you in the remodel process and answer any questions you may have. Schedule an appointment using our online form or give us a call today.