To update the outdated kitchen, designers added new cabinets that were more functional and modern, but still remained true to the historic home's Tudor design. They then concealed the kitchen's major appliances with wood panels that made them blend in with the cabinets, creating a seamless design that is modernized, but still nods to the home's past design.
Decorative cornice molding outlining the tops of these sophisticated kitchen cabinets work in harmony with the surrounding refined details, including the coffered ceiling, marble countertops and linear cabinet pulls. Built-in shelving provides easy access to favorite cookbooks without countertop clutter and using glass cabinet doors opens up the room, helping the space seem bigger and more alive.
Creamy white walls create a modern look that matches the home's angular architecture. Dark blue cabinets and purple accents add much-needed color. Bench seating in the window nook allows for the banquette table to sit to the side of the space and create a more open space.
The refrigerator was tucked out of view from the living room, and the oven was pushed to the far end to allow as much continuous counter space as possible. A contrasting finish for the island cabinets were chosen to be more furniture-like. New doors lead out to the backyard’s screened-in porch.
As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the homeowners' old cabinets were shabby and outdated, so Anthony and John replaced them with dark gray custom cabinetry, complete with gold hardware. Combined with an apron front sink and white quartz countertops, the current design is much more aesthetically pleasing.
This kitchen was updated with slate blue cabinets, quartzite countertops, leathered black and honed granite island, recessed lighting with exposed beams, as well as a geometric white tile backsplash to provide a contemporary farmhouse feel.
The removal of the wall that separates the kitchen and the living room creates a more open space for dinners and entertaining. The new white kitchen has new non-slip tiles (for the aging dogs), new cabinets, appliances, and lighting, as well as in-floor heating (for the dogs). The kitchen is also surrounded by built in pocket dog doors which allows the homeowners to contain the dogs in a comfortable environment while they are away. As seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It Too.
To save the homeowners a little money, Fixer Upper hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, decided to keep the original countertops, cabinets and appliances but added color and contrast in the space with a new stone backsplash, new light fixtures and a new coat of paint on the walls. The wall between the living room and dining area were removed to open up the space, and the new slate floors in both rooms create a cohesive flow between the spaces.