An outdated family kitchen received a fresh new look when a water leak damaged the main living area of the house. Eager to update this heavily used room, the owners jumped at the chance to renovate and hired us for the project. We immediately eliminated the clunky overhead lighting and high bar counter, both of which served as a barrier, and opened up the room to be more inviting and spacious.
New classic white cabinets honored the style of the existing house, which include glass-inset uppers to the ceiling. A contrasting black granite counter was installed on the perimeter, and hand-made white subway tiles created a luminous backsplash. Updated appliances gave the room a sleek, contemporary appeal.
A new L-shaped center island was introduced that better leveraged the kitchen space. A white quartzite countertop with gray marbling was installed to surround the existing stove and extend out into the room, creating a casual eating area. Modern, gray, linen-look cabinets were installed to offer additional storage below the island. Now the couple’s young son can comfortably do homework while his mother prepares meals in the kitchen. 
The room’s original stone floor required replacement. A light modern, oversized tile was chosen for the kitchen and dining room and was carried over into the living room and hall for consistency.  In this project, created out of necessity, seating became more accessible, workspace and storage were added, and the fresh, bright look completely changed the family’s experience of their kitchen. Originally planning to sell their home, the owners are now staying to enjoy the beautiful, functional space.