Often times, our clients come to us to us with outdated kitchens that need be brought into the current decade (century?). Other times, our kitchen renovations are needed to help not with old spaces, but with kitchens that were just unattractive from the start. Such was the case for a recent renovation we did in Southlake, Texas. The clients bought the home with a fairly modern kitchen, but ultimately felt it just did not fit in with the rest of the space.
To begin with, we moved all the cooking functions on to one wall. This did away with the previous layout, which had a wall that cut through the flow of the room. It also made space for new appliances including a Dacor Discovery Gas Cooktop, a Dacor stainless Microwave-in-a-Drawer and a Marvel Series Beverage Refrigerator.
With the kitchen function firmly in place, we added the fashion portion incorporating natural elements and soft colors. Interceramic Crema Imperial split-face travertine brings elements of the outdoors inside and matches effortlessly with the Brazos River Rock travertine used behind the cooktop (accentuating the beautiful brushed nickel pot filler). The countertops are finished out in Colonial Cream granite.
To help break up the beige and tan hues, the kitchen island was treated with a espresso stain. And Kitchen Craft Integra cabinets with Chatham doors were selected to give extra personality to the once drab space.
In the end we proved that everything old doesn’t have to be new again; however, every unattractive kitchen does deserves a second chance.