When these clients came to us they were seeking help with a full house renovation. They didn't know where to start, nor did they have the eye to source through the many selections, or manage the multitude of decisions included in this project. We knew it was a big undertaking, but we were really excited to take it on. Throughout the home we aimed to showcase the client's story while respecting the classic architecture of the home. Montana meets modern was the aesthetical goal throughout these spaces; and we are thrilled with the results! Starting with the kitchen, read on to learn how we mixed materials and finishes to blend their two styles in the fabulous kitchen.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: LAURA SUMRAK
The before & after's of this space are so dramatic, and you can see why we were beyond excited to say goodbye to the 90's kitchen that once lived. It was dark, dated, unwelcoming, and fell short in functionality. The cabinet layout was interfering with flow and storage capability; therefore, they had to go. The appliances were 20+ years old, so these also were a no brainer.
The husband didn't want architectural changes; therefore, we increased function within the floorplan by eliminating a peninsula of base cabinets, switching the cooktop & wall oven to a slide in range, and relocating the microwave to the island. These changes almost tripled the storage space and provided natural traffic flow around the new elongated island. The family room is open to the kitchen, and the new layout allows easy transition from one side of the room to the other.
We re-stained the red oak floors with a customized stain and matte finish to mimic white oak. The variations within the natural oak compliment the maple greige stain on the island, and the overall finish adds a lot of warmth to this now light and bright space. The round breakfast table breaks up the hard lines throughout the kitchen, and also welcomes conversation for family and guests.
We replaced the existing window with an oversized picture window to bring the outside in. This selection instantly changed this perspective of the kitchen. The openness of the window draws your attention outside while enhancing the flow of natural light.
With storage as top priority, we were left with little wall space for backsplash tile. To further elevate the perimeter we installed the classic Cloe white from Bedrosian Tile to the crown molding to give the kitchen a full customized finish.
These clients love contrast just as much as we do, and they were thrilled with the idea of mixed countertops with black hardware. We installed a high functioning gray quartz along the perimeter, and a gorgeous leathered black granite on the island. These selections paired with the island stain add depth and interest, and now this classic white kitchen is classified as anything, but boring!
Stay tuned friends as we move into the cozy and inviting family room just on the other side of this kitchen. There is a lot more within this amazing project, and we're excited to share it all with you.