The CAD drawing for this project:
As you can see, the strip of counter that separated the kitchen from the rest of the house was removed, and a new island installed. We felt that this was a really nice touch to the kitchen. It made it much more functional by creating walk around access.
The original cabinets were a light oak, put in by the home builder. They were pretty standard in many homes built ten or more years ago. Modern kitchens have embraced a more clean look, with white cabinetry, which we love. This family wanted to upgrade the entire look of the kitchen with white cabinets.
We also noticed that the cabinets could be made much taller and provide much-needed additional storage. There was quite a bit of wasted space between the tops of the cabinets and the ceiling. We shortened this distance a bit, which not only provided more storage, but gave the kitchen a much cleaner look.
Since their laminate flooring was so dark, we chose cabinet doors with dark insets. These insets, along with the stainless steel door handles, contrasted very nicely with the floor and appliances.
Did you catch the sink at the end of the video? We wish we had gotten a better photo of it. The modern apron sink, also called a farm sink, is yet another eye-catching piece of this family’s beautiful new kitchen.