Before And After Kitchen

Before And After Kitchen

Renovations are part and parcel of owning a home, and while few are stress-free (Hmm—granite or marble, hardwood floors or subway tiles?), the end result can be stunning. We have collected some of our most memorable kitchen renovations here in stark before-and-after contrast to inspire readers who may be staring down the abyss of renovation. Read on for the fabulous results. The kitchen needed a sturdier island that better fit the scale of the space. Appliances integrated into the custom cabinets by Casa Verde give the kitchen a furniture feel that blends with the adjoining living room. The island chandelier and the hanging lantern between the wall cabinets are from Dennis & Leen. See the “before” photo on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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Before And After Kitchen

View as SlideshowA kitchen renovation is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make, but a successful transformation can do wonders for a home—and it’s value. Whether your kitchen just needs a light refresh or a full gut renovation, the best place to start is with some inspiration. We’ve gathered incredible remodels from the pages of AD that showcase kitchens in a wide variety of styles and sizes, from Meg Ryan’s industrial-chic New York loft to a sleek and contemporary Aspen kitchen to a small, minimalist galley. Discover how top architects and interior designers such as Nate Berkus, Victoria Hagan, Peter Pennoyer, and Michael S. Smith made over these dated rooms to create dream kitchens for their clients (and themselves), complete with high-end appliances, luxe surfaces, and plenty of room for cooking and everyday dining. Click through these amazing before and afters to find inspiration for your next kitchen renovation.PinterestFacebookBEFOREThe New York City kitchen of Meg Ryan.PinterestFacebookAFTERRyan enlisted designer Monique Gibson and architect Joel Barkley to help her renovate the loft. Industrial lights from a salvage shop in Maine illuminate the kitchen’s dining area, which boasts cabinets by Fine Woodwork. Grapefruit fills a porcelain bowl by Valérie Hermans on a plank-top table by Get Back.PinterestFacebookPhoto: Stonefox ArchitectsBEFOREThe Aspen, Colorado, kitchen of philanthropists Amy and John Phelan.
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Before And After Kitchen

BEFORE The original layout of this kitchen was large and utilitarian, appropriate for raising a busy family. With the kids out of the house and homeowner Susan Brunn living more independently, she desired a more updated, stylish look for her kitchen. See another view of the updated kitchen on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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Before And After Kitchen

Before and After: Kitchens Make cooking, dining, and entertaining easy with a kitchen that is full of style and amenities and fits your family’s needs. Get inspired by these amazing before and after kitchen makeovers, and start planning a kitchen redo of your own.
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Before And After Kitchen

A well-used and loved kitchen deserves our endless songs of praise. They are the center of our bustling households, and the setting for countless meals, crafts, projects, conversations, drinks, and happy memories. The goal: make them as stylish as they are functional. A well-designed kitchen is absolutely imperative, but the thought of a full-fledged kitchen remodel can seem overwhelming. We’ve collected our favorite kitchen remodel ideas, design tips, and professional secrets to help get you back into your kitchen and cooking in no time. Real-life homeowners share their budget-friendly kitchen cabinet updates, home decor experts share their creative design ideas, and architects share easy ways to make a small space seem larger without adding a single square foot. These kitchen renovation plans are practical, unique, and functional.
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Before And After Kitchen

Renovations are part and parcel of owning a home, and while few are stress-free (Hmm—granite or marble, hardwood floors or subway tiles?), the end result can be stunning. We have collected some of our most memorable kitchen renovations here in stark before-and-after contrast to inspire readers who may be staring down the abyss of renovation. Read on for the fabulous results. The kitchen needed a sturdier island that better fit the scale of the space. Appliances integrated into the custom cabinets by Casa Verde give the kitchen a furniture feel that blends with the adjoining living room. The island chandelier and the hanging lantern between the wall cabinets are from Dennis & Leen. See the “before” photo on the following slide.
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AFTER Cabinets in the butler’s pantry were reconfigured to provide a more symmetrical layout. New countertops, a wine refrigerator, and additional refrigerator drawers were added to transform it into a workhorse prep and storage space­–perfectly placed between the large kitchen and the dining room. See this kitchen remodel from another angle on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER An addition bumped out the kitchen several feet on one side and allowed for a large center island and more seating space in the breakfast room. Wine is stored in cubbies below the island and across from the bar area. To improve the home’s rear entrance, an interior stairway that leads to a ground-level mudroom was added. See another view of this updated kitchen on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER The modest kitchen got a modern update with retro appeal. The limited space was maximized with a built-in refrigerator, an appliance garage behind a tambour door, and a niche for the toaster. A wine refrigerator is under the counter. See this kitchen update from another angle on the following slides. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER In the new kitchen, a window above the sink was high on homeowner Ellen Conley’s wish list. This window embraces the historic language of the original windows, notes architect Donald Lococo. The massive island, stained in a delightful chocolate brown, serves as the focal point of the kitchen work area. See the remodeled breakfast room on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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BEFORE The existing dining-living room and kitchen shared a cavernous space, dominated by a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings with dark, weathered trusses. Windows were odd sizes, awkwardly positioned, and trimmed with barn board. “The house had no architectural charm whatsoever,” says designer Ken Gemes. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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A kitchen renovation is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make, but a successful transformation can do wonders for a home—and it’s value. Whether your kitchen just needs a light refresh or a full gut renovation, the best place to start is with some inspiration. We’ve gathered incredible remodels from the pages of AD that showcase kitchens in a wide variety of styles and sizes, from Meg Ryan’s industrial-chic New York loft to a sleek and contemporary Aspen kitchen to a small, minimalist galley. Discover how top architects and interior designers such as Nate Berkus, Victoria Hagan, Peter Pennoyer, and Michael S. Smith made over these dated rooms to create dream kitchens for their clients (and themselves), complete with high-end appliances, luxe surfaces, and plenty of room for cooking and everyday dining. Click through these amazing before and afters to find inspiration for your next kitchen renovation.
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Make cooking, dining, and entertaining easy with a kitchen that is full of style and amenities and fits your family’s needs. Get inspired by these amazing before and after kitchen makeovers, and start planning a kitchen redo of your own.
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AFTER New painted cabinets with a mix of open shelves and glass-front doors were added. A vintage-looking apron sink with bridge-style faucet blends easily with a modern stainless-steel stove, vent hood, and dishwasher. A blue-and-white color scheme is warmed by coral accents. See another view of this remodeled kitchen on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER A new cherry island with a bowed limestone top offers seating for two. A Wolf Appliance cooktop and hood puts the chef in the middle of the action. Weathered-finish faucets by Herbeau add charm. “I like the idea of cooking as theater, and having the cooktop in the island provides for that,” says designer Blue Arnold. “Family and friends can interact with the cook.” See the updated kitchen from another angle on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER Above, homeowner Stephen Heavner enjoys his new oversized island, which was designed to emulate a tall farmhouse table with mahogany turned legs and a custom beadboard base. See another angle of the updated kitchen on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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Crisp and Clean Remodel: After A burst of citrus a surefire way to add energy. Just ask designer Melissa Haynes, who redesigned this kitchen for a pair of doctors with a busy, on-call lifestyle. After living in the Fayetteville, Arkansas, house for about a year, the couple was ready to lighten and modernize their Country French kitchen, but they needed help. Melissa found a way to simplify and open the crowded yet well-built kitchen without doing a complete gut job.