Monday, November 21, 2016

Gracious Gambrel Kitchen: Before & After

We had a fantastic open house last weekend, with many people that had seen the house in the past.  And one of the biggest surprises for them - the kitchen.  They remembered it as a dark, small space.  And now it's a big, bright room with lots of room for cooks, family and friends.
This was our starting point.  Updated in the mid 1980's, it sported all the trends of the time.  Dark cabinets.  A peninsula with hanging cabinets above.  And patterned tile countertops.  Oh, and don't forget the textured ceiling!  With our renovation, the only thing that stayed the same was the location of the kitchen sink.  The U shaped work space has been changed to create a more open floor plan, with an island and seating in the room
Now it looks a lot different! The foundation for the room are the perimeter cabinets, in a soft color, called Pearl.  But to keep the room from being too bland, I added an island in black.  The quartz countertops tie it all together with swirls of pearl, cream and black.

And of course we added the custom banquette, to provide plenty of seating!

For focal points, I started with this custom copper hood.  I loved the dramatic curves and the interlocking circles across the front of it.

I work with Aron Buterbaugh at Meeting House Designs to come up with the backsplash.  We started with a Walker Zanger tile inset, that I'd seen on a trip to NYC.  We added a crackle finish border and subway tile, to tie it all together.

I loved the interlocking circles so much, that I created a custom design for the glass cabinets, utilizing the interlocking circles.  Jim Nutting, from Maine Glass Works in Lisbon helped take the design to reality, in an antique reproduction glass, that gives it an historic feel.

We moved the refrigerator to the back wall, making way for a big pantry, with this antique door.
It was so much fun to see the look on people's faces as they stepped into the room.  It certainly looks a lot different now!  Don't you think?  


Cabinets - Thomasville Hudson Painted Maple 
Custom Range Hood - Copper Kitchen Specialists
Range & Dishwasher - Thermador
Refrigerator - LG
Bar Stools - Homegoods
Pantry Door - Old House Parts
Tile Inset - Walker Zanger
Stainless Farm Sink - Vigo at Wayfair
Pendant Lights - Hudson Valley Copley Pendant
Wall Color - Toque White Sherwin Williams

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