Before & After Kitchen & Dining

Monday, June 21, 2010

The kitchen is open to the dining room and living room so it was painted the same colour throughout, Benjamin Moore 2162-40 Peanut Shell. The nonfunctional countertop capping the pony wall was neither counter height nor bar height. We decided to drop the height of the pony wall extending the countertop opening up the kitchen to the living area and allowing for comfortable seating. We selected a laminate countertop so we could splurge on custom cabinetry. We chose Wilsonart Laminate in Jeweled Opal with a D-wrap edge and no backsplash to keep the look clean.

A new double bowl sink was installed with the Marielle faucet from Price Pfister in chrome. The upper cabinets were extended to the ceiling for extra storage. Cabinet hardware in oil rubbed bronze was selected from Lee Valley.

A decorative display cabinet was designed to be the focal point of the kitchen with open shelves, glass doors, plate racks, wine glass racks and wine storage. A concealed hood fan, side panel on the fridge and extra deep cabinet above the fridge were design elements incorporated into the cabinetry.

Custom kitchen cabinets and countertop crafted and installed by Springfield Woodworking.

A counter height dining table was selected so the same chairs could be used at the table and at the counter, adding flexibility to seating arrangements. The dining light was replaced with a fixture in oil rubbed bronze from Robinson Lighting. A floor lamp was added to give additional lighting to the space. Floor lamp and artwork purchased from HomeSense.

After photos by Janet Ketonen of North of 55 Photography