Kitchen Remodel Before and After

Kitchen Remodel Reveal, Contact Renovations blog

Kitchen Before and After Remodel Reveal!

This u-shaped kitchen got a full remodel to make it much more spacious! Watch the video for a full before and after, and keep reading for tips and ideas you can use from this kitchen project!

This kitchen remodel was a complete renovation. The “before” had narrow space with a counter and a bulkhead that interrupted the flow of the space, as well as a small fireplace on the opposite wall that also made the space feel smaller. It felt very tight! The “after” demonstrates how reorganizing the layout and incorporating an island instead of a u-shaped counter really updates the way this kitchen functions.

Here are some tips for your kitchen:

Think About Islands

In this kitchen, an island was a great option because there is room to move around it on all sides. There is a lot of new work area as a result of this island! It still incorporates a sink, as the old counter did before, and it also includes seating at one end. 

Incorporate Great View into Your Design – If You Have Great Views

One of the most noticeable features of this kitchen area is the windows at the end. They actually overlook a nice ravine view. So it was natural for us to create a great nook area where these views can be enjoyed. We added benches along one wall of this kitchen. This provides a comfortable place to sip coffee and look outside. And there’s still lots of room for a kitchen table and chairs as well.

Combine LED Panel Lights with Pendant Lights

To get great lighting in this space, we laid out a grid of LED lights, and combined it with some show-stopping pendant lights. The light grid ensures everything is evenly lit, and the pendant lights add great visuals while also focusing more light in the main workspace. There are so many options for pendant lights! The ones these clients chose have a nice modern touch.

Go All-Out on Black Fixtures

black faucet, Contact Renovations blog

One of the great features of this space is the black fixtures, which pair nicely with the colour of the cabinets and the rest of the aesthetic of this kitchen. The appliances are black stainless steel, so a black faucet fits in well with this, as well as adding an unexpected touch. There are many options for fixtures besides the basic stainless steel, so take a moment to explore what’s out there and see what will work for your design.

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