From dark and dated… to bright and beautiful!
Open almost any design magazine today and you will see tons of examples of contemporary and transitional design. Maybe those designs are appealing, but you’re just not feeling it for your own space or traditional suburban home filled with traditional furniture. Do you still have the option to remodel your kitchen in a traditional style and not have it look instantly dated? The answer is yes! This kitchen is a perfect example of how to do that. Take traditional cabinetry and sprinkle in a few updated accents and voila!
In addition to the look of the space, this 1970’s neo-Tudor home also had a very traditional floorplan which was given new life for today’s living. We eliminated the wall between the kitchen and the (rarely used) dining room which opened up the whole first floor and created the open plan that the homeowners wanted.
With the added space, a larger island was added with seating for casual dining. An existing room off the kitchen now works as the main dining area and even houses a fireplace!
Hardworking quartz countertops were used to keep maintenance easy, and professional style appliances were added for this home cook to really get cooking in the kitchen. An apron sink, Ann Sacks bronze accent tile, green glass pendants lighting and new window treatments transition this kitchen into the current decade!
Here’s what the client said about her new kitchen remodel:
Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn remodeled our kitchen and powder room. We also had the whole main floor redone in hard wood. The project involved removing a dining room wall and dealing with some messed up floors. Susan helped bring this project to life. I had a very dark dated kitchen with a very small work area. Now it is full of natural light and has a great open floor plan . She was able to mix the dark wood work and beams in my house with light cabinets. They were very professional and their crews were very helpful, since we decided to live in the house thru the remodel. I would recommend them to anyone. – J.G.