After a busy spring working on this full renovation project for a family of five, I’m excited to declare it’s ready for summer enjoyment. You can imagine my surprise when I learned that these native Brazilians chose to make this Atlanta residence their vacation home. When I arrived it was a far cry from a retreat. You don’t have to take my word for it. The photos you are about to see speak volumes.
Before the stunning tawny maple handscraped flooring was installed, I designed this custom banqette that boasts both fashion and function. Banquette seating is one of my favorite options for family friendly kitchens. Topped with decorative pillows, not only does it make a great focal point, but it also provides the kids a place to do their homework, experiment with arts and crafts, as well as enjoy their meals.
When the kids are in the backyard, mom can sit comfortably inside and watch the children play from the window.
STORAGE TO BOOT Raise the seats to find a lengthy wall of storage to house seldom-used kitchen appliances and entertaining items. Save an area for children to store items they frequently use while sitting at the table.
A KITCHEN THAT COOKS
The cabinets doors were removed, degreased and prepped to receive the royal treatment– a marvelous gray glaze finish. The cabinet boxes were refaced with a wood veneer stained the same color as the cabinets. The end result rivals any high end kitchen for less than a fraction of the cost. New polished chrome knobs and pulls were icing on the cake.
ADD A BIT OF SPARKLE
The mohave brown mosaic glass backsplash is a close second to the cabinets when it comes to fabulousness. Light from the breakfast nook windows bounces off the tiles and around the kitchen to create a breezy atmosphere.
EMBRACE DARK AND HANDSOME
The granite countertops appear to be black, but are really a deep brown granite appropriately named Imperial Brown. The dark tops balance the antiqued gray cabinets and lends an air of sophistication to this modestly priced kitchen.
ACCESSORIZE WITH COLOR
A kitchen with a neutral backdrop is both timeless and very versatile. Add pops of color with kitchen necessities, dish towels, and possibly an indoor herb garden. Items in any three of these categories will perform double duty as functional decor.
If your kitchen is desperate for a makeover, contact me today to schedule a consultation. Regardless of your budget you do have options!