Carol and Steve’s home was originally constructed in 1993, and they knew that it was time for an update. After replacing their white kitchen appliances with new, stainless steel ones a few years ago, they decided that now was the time to update the rest of the space.
The kitchen prior to renovation.
One thing that Carol and Steve knew they wanted to replace was the white Formica countertop. Carol loved St. Cecelia Granite, so she used that as her design inspiration.
The previous backsplash
They also wanted to replace the existing 4″ x 4″ tile backsplash with something cleaner and new.
The partial wall between kitchen and breakfast nook
There were some functional problems with the kitchen that needed to be addressed. They wanted to remove this partial wall from the counter top that separated the kitchen from the breakfast nook.
Steve removing the partial wall
Steve performed much of the demolition of the old kitchen himself, and also installed the new backsplash on his own.
The previous counter and backsplash removed.
Steve and Carol wanted to remove the partial wall so that they could increase the size of the countertop while also opening up the kitchen to the breakfast nook.
The new granite countertop
Steve and Carol hired a contractor to install the countertop and refinish the cabinets. The previous cabinets were white, but they sanded them down and gave a them a new coat of paint while also changing the hinges from outside hinges to inside hinges. The contractor also added extra cabinet space under the kitchen desk.
The new subway tile backsplash
Once the new countertop was in place, Steve installed the new backsplash. Carol decided on a white subway tile from SouthCypress.com because she loved the look of a white subway tile with dark St. Cecelia granite, white cabinetry and brushed nickel hardware.
The finished kitchen
The finished kitchen looks great! Steve and Carol say that it took about three weeks from start to completion.
Krauss 60/40 sink with Kohler Faucet.
In addition to the new countertop and backsplash, Steve and Carol installed this new Krauss 60/40 sink. Carol loves how the brushed nickel finish on the hardware complements the granite.
The new backsplash
Steve did a great job installing the new backsplash. The subway tile gives the space a timeless look that won’t go out of style any time soon.
Carol and Steve used Sherwin Williams White Heron paint for the cabinets
The renovation brought the kitchen up to date with current styles while maintaining a classic, clean look.
The new kitchen is much lighter than the previous space
Lastly, Steve and Carol painted the kitchen walls with Benjamin Moore Putnam Ivory–the same color that is used in the den, foyer and hallways. This not only lightened the kitchen, but also created a nice flow into the other rooms.