A beautiful old home with lots of potential. The kitchen, being one of the main gathering areas for this busy family of 4, needed an updated look as well as a new layout that allowed them to move freely, comfortably, among each other. The original layout of the kitchen had a large island that stood in the way of everything – it was a literal road block to the family flow… and more importantly, to the fridge!
Creating a peninsula that allowed for casual counter seating also helped to really open up the space, allowing for easy movement for the busy family. The glass globe pendants hanging over the peninsula allow for brightness and visibility in to the adjoining family room.
Moving the fridge closer to the main kitchen prep area, and the stove to the opposite wall, made for more landing room on either side for prepping meals.
Using a beveled white subway tile for the backsplash, along with installing new cabinetry above in a similar white, keeps the space feeling fresh and airy. The lower cabinets are stained a rich walnut to match the new hardwood floors. Quartz countertops mimic the look of marble but are extremely durable and will keep up with wear and tear of family life.
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