Kitchen Makeover


I thought I would share with you the Kitchen that my sister-n-law and I did. We helped a family member redo their kitchen. My sister-n-law and I had a design business together. This was the second project we did.

As you can see from the space it is small. The home owner wanted more storage. She had one wall that was wasted because of the heating register that ran along the back. The other problem was not enough light. She requested to lighten the space up.

After gathering all the information we set to work. We found light cabinets that had a slight distressed look and bead board front. The sink was custom made to match the counter tops. The front of the farmer’s sink mimics the bead board. The tile is hand made from Italy. We found it at Portico Tile in Rye, NH. They have  a wonderful selection there. The home owner had recently purchased most of the appliances, so that had to go into consideration when coordinating the look.

This was a fun project to work on. Many shopping trips to look at cabinets, counter tops, furniture, and tile. We also gutted the kitchen, assisted my brother-n-law with the construction of the Kitchen and helped decorate it.

The cabinets were from Thomasville, the counter top was Staron, the handles cam from Lee valley, and the title came from Portico Fine Tile. She had her floor guy put in a new wooding floor to match the rest of the house.

Below is the before pictures.

kathy-carson-frizzell-nancy-010You can’t tell from the picture but we bumped out the island slightly. The cabinet under the island was also slightly wider. The wall on the opposite side of the kitchen there was a baker rack that we replaced with Upper Kitchen cabinets and added country style  turned legs. This was so the cabinets wouldn’t interfere with the heating  register. The legs were sprayed to match the cabinets. This added lots of storage. We also added a wine rack. The seeded glass for the top cabinet doors were special ordered.im000130 Here are more before and after pictures.

Hope this gives you some inspiration. With a good plan you can have lots of storage with great aesthetics.

Have a wonderful night &  Enjoy!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bertie says:

    Hello Tracy,

    It’s lovely to meet you. I’ve been admiring your water colours, and your fairy houses for the little ones is such a great idea. I’m going to try that with my two girls.
    Take care,
    Bertie x.

  2. keriandkim says:

    Hello. may I ask what shade of yellow is in that kitchen. it’s to die for. Great job!

  3. granitefarm says:

    The darker paint is Glidden Prairie grass 35yy61-431. The lighter color is corn silk 4yy77-242

    The wall that the wine rack is on is the lighter color and the rest of the house is the darker color.

    The pictures are showing the paint color lighter then what it is in real life. I matched up the color to the screen with my Benjamin Moore swatches and it close to Suntan yellow 2155-60.
    Sherwin Williams Jonquil sw6674 is also close. This has a little more yellow to it then the Benjamin More.

    Hope this helps you.
    The room is dark so this color really helped brighten up the Kitchen.
    Happy Painting!

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