This home was such a joy to transform thanks to the awesome team that was assembled to bring this family's dream to reality. The collaboration included Realtor- Nancy Little (my mother), General Contractor - Ron Christensen (my father-in-law), Interior Designer -Bethany Christensen (me), and the homeowners.
The Cannons wanted a fresh white kitchen that was kid friendly, warm and welcoming. We started by enlarging the space, extending the bay window and knocking out a wall between the kitchen and the formal dinning room (more about that in my next post). Here is the BEFORE!
Yes that is carpet you see. The previous homeowners had carpet in every room of the house including bathrooms.
Although the Cannon's considered everything from soapstone to concrete for their countertops we ended up with this perfect piece of granite! It was the magic moment when we found the slab that tied the cool silver/green color of their island to the warm browns in their stained oak flooring. Granite is also the easiest material to maintain and camouflages a lot of messes, with small children at home, that was a priority. The window in the bay was enlarged - the Cannons wanted lots of light.
You can see in the back, the room already had a walk-in pantry and space for an casual eating area. We eliminated most of the upper cabinets to open up the room and let the light in. They still have plenty of storage space. trust me!
We found the counter stools here (Emeco knock-offs!!!) and loved how durable and easy the aluminum would be to keep clean. We also loved how they tied together all of the stainless steel and nickel finishes on the pendent light fixtures and hardware.
We also made space for an extra pantry on this side and a home organization area to the right. Need I say more? Actually I do have a lot more to say about this kitchen in my next post ...but I wanted to get the pictures up first! Have a great weekend.