Friday, October 2, 2009

Cannon's Kitchen Before and After Photos

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.

141The 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!

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Yes that is carpet you see. The previous homeowners had carpet in every room of the house including bathrooms.

145Although 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.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

11 comments:

Emily said...

I can't believe the transformation. Well I can, but it is amazing! The bar stools are by far my favorite part of the kitchen.

Maria Killam said...

Wow it's just beautiful. And a white kitchen my fav!
You are very talented!

Admin said...

I am drooling... Emi

Church Fam said...

LOVE ii! I'm so happy to see the finished project, now can you show me the rest of the house too. :)

Cote de Texas said...

WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
unreal! you did such a fabulous job! I love the chairs and the lights - how they tie in together - wonderful! just beautiful! I am in awe !!!!!

Melissa B. said...

I looks amazing! I want a new kitchen too!!! Do you want my knotty alder, I did not pick out? Although they hide everything. This kitchen looks great!

Isabelle said...

Wow, I love this kitchen... I'm so glad it's mine. The pics look amazing!!! I can't believe my house ever looked like the before pics. I still remember the day we found the granite. I stood back and you held the color of the island and cabinets up to it and said "this is it". It was all worth the wait!

Haslems said...

Yay, so excited to see you posting! The kitchen looks so great! It makes me miss all of you to see it. You are very talented Bethany... I need you here for a year to help me!

Cedar Roots said...

Just can't wait for my own project to hire you on. This house is fab, you guys did the best possible with the space and better. I love this whole house. You are a super star!

{littlefam} said...

this is perfection! i can't wait for the day when i have lots of money so that you can design my remodel! glad you are back blogging!

Fancy Nancy said...

B, it looks AMAZING! I absolutely love this kitchen, and the stair remodel! You do such a great job! I showed Sam too and he loved it. Maybe you can fly to OR and redo our kitchen!!!

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