Transitional Update to a 1980’s Naperville Kitchen

Our clients had been in their home since the early 1980’s and decided it was time for some updates. We took on the kitchen, two bathrooms and a powder room.

The layout in the kitchen was functional for them, so we kept that pretty much as is. As you can see in the before photos, the soffit and the pantry really closed in the space, so we removed both of those. We encountered a couple of surprises in the pantry wall, but after a few stressful moments, we figured out a plan to relocate those items. We also eliminated a desk area which now houses a “drop zone” for mail and additional storage.

The homeowners wanted a contemporary-leaning transitional look — nice clean lines with a gray and white palette. Light gray cabinets with a slightly darker gray subway tile keep the northern exposure light and airy.

Our clients also purchased some new furniture for their breakfast room and adjoining family room, so the whole space looks completely styled and new! The light fixtures are staggered and give a nice rhythm to the otherwise serene feel. Goodbye linoleum, hello 2018!

Table and chairs by: Michele Ranalletta, Interior Designer, Toms-Price