Britt and Dave’s kitchen was designed in the 1980’s, and they had officially gotten sick of it. The lack of storage space had become a problem, and there wasn’t even a drawer wide enough for a cutlery tray!
The kitchen prior to renovation
Before beginning renovation, Britt and Dave visited a lot of home improvement stores and websites to get ideas from what other people had done. They also posted pictures of ideas on Facebook to get the opinions of friends.
Lack of cabinet space made everything difficult and cramped
They decided that they wanted to use paint and a new backsplash to replace the dark green wall color that the kitchen featured prior to renovation.
The new glass subway tile backsplash from SouthCypress.com
The new backsplash! They used Storka Urban Hues glass subway tile in color Cloud. The combination of the new backsplash with the new yellow paint color really lightens the space! If you want to look at some more subway tile options, check out our Subway Tile Theme Page.
New cabinets, backsplash, countertop and paint
The finished kitchen is breathtaking! Britt and Dave chose the new cabinets (Akrum Adel White) and countertop (Caeserstone Concrete) from IKEA. They used IKEA’s kitchen design service, and IKEA contractors installed the cabinets and countertops. A separate crew demolished the old cabinetry and installed the new backsplash.
Britt added new Samsung Stainless steel appliances
They added new Samsung stainless steel appliances that matched the finish on the cabinet handles and sink. Britt and Dave did a great job achieving a consistent theme throughout the space. For the floor, They chose a beautiful wood look tile.Porcelain wood look tile is a great way to achieve the the beauty of natural hardwood while maintaining the durability of porcelain tile.
They replaced the sink with a new Ruvati Parmi under-mount sink and Delta Trinsic Faucet. The finish also matches the new appliances.
Lookin' good guys!
Britt and Dave removed the cabinets over the oven area and replaced them with a new range hood from Proline Range Hoods. Removing the cabinets really opened up the kitchen significantly!.
By extending the cabinets and counter along the wall, they were able to add a significant amount of cabinet space with out closing the kitchen off. We think that they really knocked this renovation out of the park!
For anyone looking to complete a similar renovation, Britt says to establish the look that you are going for and stay focused on that. You may change your mind about finishes as you go, but always stay focused on the end product. Also, if you are renovating your kitchen, be prepared to eat out–frequently!