After this homeowner purchased this house, she knew she wanted to cosmetically renovate some aspects of the kitchen but still keep the “bones” of the space. Before we started construction, the kitchen began as a fairly bland area that was in need of updated appliances. In addition, the homeowner didn’t like the backsplash and counters so those were changed as well.
The floors and cabinets happened to be in great shape, so the homeowner decided to keep them as is, which in turn lowered the cost of construction. To give the space a more open and light look, we used ‘White Dallas’ granite for the main kitchen countertops, but changed it up a little with the island to make a nice contrast. The granite that was chosen for the island was called ‘Black San Gabriel’ which contains a more dark and rich color when compared to the main kitchen counters. One great thing about the island was that it was remnant from our countertop installer…a great option to change up the look a bit all while saving money!
To continue with the kitchen having a light essence, we changed the backsplash to an Arizona Tile product called ‘Crema Marfil’ and incorporated it with a ‘Marazzi Listelli Dot Nickel’ liner for an accent. Since these homeowners LOVE to cook, they chose the following appliances to install in their kitchen:
- Built-in Thermador refrigerator
- Sub Zero wine storage
- Thermador ‘Pro-Series’ range top
- Thermador ‘Masterpiece Series’ island hood (since the hood could be seen through the window, an island hood had to be used in this installation)
- Thermador ‘Masterpiece Series’ combination oven
- Thermador ‘Masterpiece’ steam and convection oven
- Thermador ‘Masterpiece’ dishwasher
- KitchenAid ‘Architect Series II’ trash compactor.
The sink that was installed was a Kohler vault undermount in a stainless steel finish. As you can see, it makes a beautiful addition to the kitchen that’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye. To match the kitchen sink, we installed a Brizo Solna faucet and a Brizo Euro pot filler in a stainless steel finish. To top off the kitchen, stainless steel hardware was added to the cabinets to both enhance and update the drawers and doors.
What results is a much brighter and inviting space that has been updated without tearing out the entire kitchen. These small additions and updates changed the dynamic of the kitchen which the homeowners were very pleased with. Not all kitchen remodels need extensive work, just a few cosmetic upgrades can do wonders!