If you’ll remember a while back I shared with you my Mom and Dad’s kitchen. The home they had purchased fit their needs, minus the teeny tiny kitchen and it’s lack of storage. It was way too dark for my Mom’s taste. She wanted to be able to incorporate some of her favorite pieces and increase storage as much as possible.
To refresh your memory here’s what the original kitchen looked like.
And now, here’s the after.
We added the bank of drawers with butcher block countertop in the breakfast room so there was a place to house all the kitchen necessities…bowls, glass pans, and more. Deep drawers are a great addition to any kitchen because they maximize the space that’s available. We wanted something a little different over the cabinets to keep it fun and visually light. We added the antique mirror, that we picked up at an estate sale, and some old door moldings from old Oklahoma farmhouses. To keep it from feeling to old and drab we added the pottery pieces and the artificial agave leaves that we picked up at Muse. We chose to use an island from IKEA to give seating for a quick breakfast or a spot for the grandkids to eat or color.
If you remember, the original cabinets over the cooktop were short and awkward. We wanted to mimic the curve of the brick, so we had the carpenter make cabinet doors to match the curve. We chose to eliminate the cabinet above the fridge because it was pretty much useless at its original size, and it helped to make it feel more airy. The backsplash was a ‘made to look like’ natural stone. We replaced the square fake tiles with a herringbone marble backsplash.
The cabinets that were on this wall were short and squatty and lacked any appeal. We chose to open up the space and display some pretty pieces with open shelving and beadboard, and to bring in some color!
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