Color Splash A New Kitchen
Designed by Capitol Kitchens and Baths Designer Maria
Making a forever home
Colors and textures are showcased in this artistic kitchen. An open space designed for a family who loves to cook and spend time together, the kitchen balances a sense of ease and comfort along with a bold style that’s unafraid to stand out. Homeowners Eric and Jennifer purchased this home as their forever home and wanted the kitchen to work well for them long term.
With the help of Capitol Designer Maria, the space got a modern upgrade with a focus on unique storage options that’s functional, comfortable, and looks good. Homewoner Eric is very handy and did all of the carpentry work himself!
We had a wonderful experience working with Maria our designer. During the pandemic one would think it would be difficult to remodel a kitchen however Maria made it seamless. Her plans were spot on and our kitchen turned out amazing. I would highly recommend her and Capitol Kitchens and Baths.
This kitchen design was all about clean lines
They gutted it to create a bright Scandinavian feeling kitchen with an L-shaped counter, white cabinets and counters, and a green subway tile backsplash to add some personality.
Before: A dated, dark, closed off kitchen, not a gathering spot for family
Before: An island countertop that restricted a good workflow and multiple chefs.
Before: Rundown and Dull
You don’t need to have an eye for design to see that this kitchen was in need of a little love. The stark contrast between the white appliances and dark stained-everything make this kitchen feel outdated, dark, and cramped.
Maria looked for space saving and storage solutions to make the most of the space available. Things like raising the cabinets to ceiling height and taking out the soffit- both functional to gain additional storage and design friendly to make the room feel bigger and more open. Or choosing unique storage cabinets, like a drawer spice rack, to ensure the homeowners space was perfect for their needs.
Maria lists off the unique features of this kitchen design that customize it for the homeowners, their needs, and their design style.
The Result: A kitchen to stand the test of time
If there’s one room in your home that absolutely needs to be functional, it’s the kitchen. But since it’s the heart of the home, a kitchen should also be stylish and presentable.
The white cabinets look so much fresher than the former wood material in this kitchen. Removing the soffit and using tall cabinets to the ceiling gives both more storage and a feeling of grandeur and height in a smaller space. Now, it has a beautiful color scheme of greens and blues, smart glass cabinet doors, new lighting, and a spacious counter for cooking and eating.
STORAGE & ORGANIZATION
We were focused on creating the most storage possible with a small area space. Homewoner Jen definitely wanted a convenient place for her cookie sheets and trays as well as a spice organizer.
Kemper Cabinet Solutions shown below:
> Tray Divider Roll Out
>Corner Lazy Susan Cabinet
>Hardware Resources Spice Drawer Organizer
Meet the designer: Maria
It’s all in the details
Door Style: Larsen
Wood Species: MDF
Door Color: White
Larsen’s wide rail shaker style and clean lines provide the basis for a variety of decorating tastes.
Cambria Quartz Countertop
Color: Swanbridge Matte
A marbled background with grays and pinpoints of charcoal summon up images of the stony beach along Sully Island where pirates walked within sight of the Welsh hamlet of Swanbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Delta Kitchen Faucet
Finish: Matte Black
Type: Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet
The Trinsic Faucet features Delta® MagnaTite® Docking, DIAMOND Seal Technology, and soft, rubber Touch-Clean spray holes that allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger.
Elements Hardware Cabinet Hardware
Finish: Matte Black
This cylindrical and classic bar pull from Naples is an everlasting design, perfect for a variety of cabinet styles. Use this straight-line bar pull collection from Elements to seamlessly update cabinets and furniture, bringing a modern look to your room.
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When shopping for appliances, visit Marcella’s and ask for Matthew Plaine or James Raguette. Tell them Capitol sent you!