Unbelievably, this 1990’s kitchen was transformed into an elegant custom design in only 10 days !!! Major changes included lowering the breakfast bar to counter height, installing new “Bianco Antica” 3cm granite counters, and refinishing the cabinets from plain oak to “dark mission oak” with satin finish. The cabinets were finished so well they look like custom ‘Thomasville’ furniture !!
[divider] Here’s a full view also showing the desk area on the left. Note the new wrought iron supports for the breakfast bar (this large granite piece weighs over 1500lbs !! ) The new backsplashes are 2×2 tumbled marble with small polished bronze accents. We installed new LED undercabinet lighting on separate circuits with individual dimmers. In addition, new glass pendant lights were hung, again, on separate dimmers.
The island was extended 10″ by adding new custom bookshelves on the end, and the hanging rack with pots & pans was removed. We also replaced the old vent hood with a new stainless steel unit. We ran new 6″ metal vent pipe through the wall and attic and out through the roof, so now it extracts all cooking smells to the outside.
Here’s a cool before / after view of the desk unit. You can really see the sheen and the grain of the refinished cabinets.
The butler’s pantry was also refinished to match the rest of the cabinets, including adding lighting and new backsplash
Finally, we complemented the living area by restaining the fireplace mantle to match, and repainting the walls in a more neutral color. All the baseboards, trim and doors were repainted with oil-based white semigloss. You can really notice the gorgeous new pendant lights in this scene !!