the Tale of Two Kitchens

Can you believe September is almost over? It has been a busy month for us. Thought I would share today a project we are currently working on.

Our client is an investor who purchased a modest builder's home in a somewhat conservative neighborhood. With the exception of the master shower, the house has been gutted, so we pretty much have a clean slate to work from.

With an open floor plan, the kitchen will set the tone for the rest of the house. To appeal to a wide group of people, we decided to go with a white kitchen with shaker style cabinets. Here are few images that depict what we had in mind.

In our market granite is still king, so we put together two budget conscious designs, one utilizing granite and another with quartz countertops.

In the first kitchen design, we chose to use a white subway tile for the backsplash. It is both classic and very affordable. To alter the look of the subway tile a bit, we recommended installing it in a herringbone pattern or brick pattern with a contrasting grout. Above the bar we chose a beautiful globe pendant for some eye candy.

*A tip when working with an open floor plan, continue to run the flooring from the great room into the kitchen to make the space appear larger. 

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For the second kitchen design, we went with darker flooring and fixtures that were more polished. Again, we used a subway tile but in a dark gray glass. The over all look is a little more elegant than the first.

We may replace the wall color with a tinted white.

We may replace the wall color with a tinted white.

Our client liked both kitchens, so he was going to share them with some friends to get a consensus of which one people liked most.

Which kitchen would you go with?

Whether you need full service design or just help selecting a few pieces, we can help. Drop us a line to get started.