We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover and the same is true with our homes. This project is a contemporary respite wrapped inside a traditional brick home. The use of the different style tile in the same color maintains continuity while adding texture to the space. Adding high end appliances, like the induction cooktop (my favorite), make this kitchen a joy to use!
Sometimes less really is more! The simple beauty of the design and the combination of natural materials in this kitchen create a sophisticated and textured look. Fantastic materials and modern appliances can speak for themselves without much design intervention. In spite of the tall ceilings and abundance of light, the use of dark, rich tones allows this space to feel warm and welcoming.
This mid-century home, built in 1952, was an irresistible investment opportunity that needed a little work. Since the kitchen is the showcase of the house, that is were the project started. Our goal in this renovation was to create a space that is open, bright, modern, and clean. In order to make this 14-by-11-foot space seem bigger we removed the wall between the kitchen and living space and rearranged everything in the room. To open the room, the refrigerator was switched with the stove to allow for more storage space. The under-counter microwave creates more counter space in the kitchen. An avonite countertop accented by yellow pendant lighting gives the space a warm feeling. A metal laminate countertop has the look of stainless steel and contributes to the contemporary look.
A galley kitchen can feel small and cramped. This kitchen started out closed off from the rest of the living space and outdated. We overhauled this kitchen to give it a more contemporary look to match the rest of the house and fit the needs of a professional couple with two young children. To give this space an open and airy feel we removed a wall between the kitchen and the den, raised the ceiling, replaced windows and added a new patio door with side lights. The new open space allows enough room to entertain. A bar area was added so the kids could do homework while their parents are in the kitchen.
The only thing better than having a breathtaking kitchen in your home, is sharing it with friends and family. We designed the kitchen perfect for those who have a passion for good food and good company. This kitchen is an excellent balance of storage, chef approved appliances, and luxurious details that would make any home owner proud to host a dinner party!
Kitchen Design Concepts’ client, Cindy Brickman, recently told the Dallas Morning News about her recent kitchen design and remodel. Now, many months later, she says, “My kitchen still gives me the goose bumps.”
They say that all good things come full cycle and that is certainly true for the Retro look of this Dallas kitchen. Inspired by a 50s diner, we were able to re-utilize the clients’ existing diner booths and decoratives. We remodeled the space to make it much more open, added diner-esque stainless steel shelves, incorporated green and blue tiles reminiscent of this time period and even added a retro metal cover to a new refrigerator to round out the look.
One of the most exciting parts of our work is seeing the transformation that occurs through the kitchen design and remodeling process. Here are pictures of three kitchens with the “before” picture adjacent to an “after” picture of the same angle. In some cases, the footprint did not vary greatly but the results are still dramatic. Let us know what you think about the finished results!