Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Modern Renovation.

Let's start at the very beginning. In August, I was approached to consult on a kitchen renovation. The couple are newlyweds and they wanted to update their kitchen and make it more functional.
As a lover of traditional kitchens, this was a bit of a challenge for me. I had to set my style aside and consider the desire of the client. The house was built in the 70's and their style tends to be a bit more modern than mine.

I should wait until it's 100% complete, we are getting barstools and a window treatment, but I'm anxious to share this.
Before:
The tile floor was recently replaced and was the only item that had to stay.


After:
I reworked the layout, added the pantry, saved the appliances and gutted the rest.
A few of my favorite features include: the backsplash to the ceiling, the stainless steel farmhouse sink and the oversized pendants with the old school light bulbs.




Brother in law, Bibb, and Tim did the heavy lifting and Robert & Tom with Modern Cabinets did the Cabinets.

19 comments:

paula said...

It's beautiful! you do such amazing work.

Fancy Pants said...

Wow! You did amazing! I love the white cabinets and the use of the two ledges!

caycee said...

OMG this is amazing!!!! It is just beautiful!!!!

Jessica said...

I'm having light fixture envy!!! The backsplash is lovely, the cabinets sleek and clean, the sink, the island... really beautiful job Ash!!

Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

So lovely! Love the light fixtures!!

Miss K said...

it looks beautiful! I love the colors, backsplash and the lighting. perfection!

Aimee Kelso said...

great work, Ashley!! Love the clean lines and that sink!!

Teri Andrea said...

good job! you are on your way, my friend. :)

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

That came out so well. Very timeless, but by no means bland. Too many people go with the safest decisions for resale purposes, but I think you struck the perfect balance! Especially love the backsplash tile, and the mix of classic and contemporary elements.

xoxo,
Tanja

jorts said...

That kitchen is awesome. Is there anything you can't do?

callie said...

That sink is exactly what I'm looking for-- where is it from? We are building a new house and I LOVE the simple look of that sink.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

WOW....stunning...what a difference! :))))))))

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Smitten Design said...

Callie- the sink is from overstock. They had a lot of great options for wonderful prices.

"My colors are Blush and Bashful" -Steel Magnolias said...

WOWOW! this is truly amazing! job well done! and i love the touch of blue with the poster!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

oh, it's gorgeous.. the lighting, cabinets, tile, sigh.. love it! xo

Willow Decor said...

What an incredible and amazing transformation!! I am in awe!! I love the samll backsplash tile - the colors are so earthy and warm. So glad I found your blog!!
xx-Gina

jovi said...

i love the tile!! You did an aawesome job ash!!

Michelle said...

I love it!

Rachel said...

Wow!! It looks amazing! You all did such a great job!