Before & After: Open Contemporary

We’ve come across our fair share of kitchens designed in the early 1980s, but this may be the clearest example we’ve seen of that era’s combination of tiny oak cabinets, oversized soffits and tendency toward small, enclosed spaces.

Our client described her original kitchen as “outdated, broken and dirty.” Understandably, she wanted to change everything. Her wish was for a clean, modern looking space that was completely open – a space where multiple people could comfortably hang out.

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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

Thankfully, none of the surrounding walls were load bearing, so we were able to design for a much more open space. The window and range are in the same locations, but we moved the refrigerator and pantry to improve flow. The white cabinets and gold hardware give the space an airy, modern feel and work with the stunning green backsplash to lend a fresh, natural warmth.

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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

To save additional countertop space, we designed the island to support the hidden electrical outlets needed for the under-counter microwave and wine fridge. Additional efficiency is gained with the double ovens in the footprint of a single range.

Our client loves the modern contemporary style, natural light and open space in her new kitchen.

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

We also helped with design, cabinets and hardware for new guest and master bathrooms. Our client wanted to match the gold hardware to the plumbing fixtures throughout the home. We think the result is stunning!

In the guest bathroom, the wall separating the toilet and shower was removed to open the space. We kept the original flat mirror style in the guest bath to give it a little bit of a vintage look. The countertop was a remnant and the lighting fixture is from Wayfair.

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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

The master bathroom shower used to have a sunken soaking tub with a large window. Our client kept the window but filled in the tub to make a shower.

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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
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Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

Additional information about this home

Kitchen & Guest Bath Cabinets KitchenCraft Soho, Thermofoil, Satin White
Master Bath Cabinets KitchenCraft Summit, Maple, Black
Hardware Berenson Metro, Modern Bronze

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