Kitchen Makeover: From Empty to Inviting

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by Nikki Pepper, Posted May 26th 2011 12:00PM Comments (0)

New cabinetry, new color scheme and a major chandelier turn this stark space into a knock-out kitchen.

This Michigan home went through quite an overhaul when a retired couple set out to create their ideal, calming environment.

Not a great look.The light wood cabinetry and blank walls and flooring are underwhelming and the dinky dining set is dwarfed by the size of the room. The problem here is clearly not the space — the kitchen and eating area are a great size. It’s just not being utilized in the correct way.

Dark, cherry wood is the savior in this kitchen: It warms the space dramatically and makes it look homey. The wide plank flooring that replaced the carpet give a rusticfeel and seamlessly connects the kitchen to the dining area. And a larger, thicker table takes command of the ample space. Seating for 12 looks effortless. (Cooking for 12? More difficult. But we’ll leave that to the homeowners.)

Another before view of the vacant kitchen. There’s nothing to grab your eye or take you around the room. The small chandelier looks lost hanging in the middle of the space.

By replacing the exterior wall’s cabinets with a sliding door, the square kitchen becomes a breathable space with tons of natural light spilling in. The earth tones, stone detailing and blue accents give the tranquil feel that the homeowners were after — while the daring chandelier keeps things interesting.

Want to see more before and after pictures? Check out this white kitchen makeover and small kitchen makeover.


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