Custom Traditional Sparkling Kitchen

Before - Bland! White cabinets, laminate countertops, recessed fluorescent light fixtures, tile floor, wallpaper

Before: Bland White cabinets, laminate countertops, recessed fluorescent light fixtures, tile floor, wallpaper. It was expensive, but there was nothing unique.

Before: Black downdraft cooktop in the peninsula. Desk obstructs view of family room (clutter is always a problem.)

Before: Black downdraft cooktop in the peninsula. Desk obstructs view of family room (clutter is always a problem).

Before: Nice kitchen, but dated. Tile insert was a good idea next to the cooktop, to protect the laminate counters

Before: Nice kitchen, but dated — and bland. Tile insert was a good idea next to the cooktop, to protect the laminate counters.

Before: Corner sink is what motivated the kitchen remodel. Oter problems: laminate countertops, tile floors, wallpaper

Before: Corner sink is what motivated the kitchen remodel. Other problems: laminate countertops, tile floors, wallpaper

Before: The LARGE built-in banquette seemed like a good idea, but used by only the husband and wife. What a sad waste of space.

Before: The LARGE built-in banquette seemed like a good idea, but was used by only the husband and wife. What a sad waste of space.

Custom Traditional Sparkling Kitchen: The structural post that replaced the wall and original desk allows better communication between the kitchen and family room, and opens up the view of the glorious garden. LED lighting was used under the bar cap for task and ambient lighting. It also accents the custom tile splash.

The Custom traditional sparkling kitchen has a decorative structural post that replaced the wall and original desk. It allows better communication between the kitchen and family room, and opens up the view of the glorious garden. LED lighting was used under the bar cap for task and ambient lighting. It also accents the custom tile splash. It sparkles with personality!

Custom Traditional Sparkling Kitchen has a custom table (with leaf) that seats four comfortably. Bar overhang seats four guests. The new kitchen makes conversations easier for everyone. Natural alder base cabinets, FSC wood floors., painted/glazed wall and tall cabinets

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen has a custom table (with leaf) that seats four comfortably. The bar overhang seats four guests. Conversations are easier for everyone. Natural alder base cabinets, FSC wood floors., painted/glazed wall and tall cabinets. All dimmable LED lighting sparkles!

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen has Silgranit sinks, alder base cabinets. The custom tile backsplash sparkles with LEDs that were installed under the wall cap overhang. Cambria countertop

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen has “Silgranit” sinks, alder base cabinets. The custom tile backsplash sparkles with dimmable LEDs that were installed under the wall cap overhang;  Cambria countertop

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen has a dishwasher installed between the main sink and the prep sink for convenience. The remodeled kitchen has 30% more usable countertop area, and 25% more accessible storage than the original kitchen.

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen has a dishwasher between the main sink and the prep sink for convenience. The remodeled kitchen has 30% more usable countertop area, and 25% more accessible storage than the original kitchen.

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen cooking- baking centerand pantry as seen from the guest seating area. The desk has been moved to the left, where clutter can be easily hidden and organized.

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen cooking-baking center and pantry as seen from the guest seating area. The desk has been moved to the left, where clutter can be easily hidden and organized. Pendant fixtures really sparkle!

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen cooking and baking center, with lit decorative niche accented by glass tiles. The combination of natural alder and painted/glazed cabinets was a compromise made by the Homeowners. It worked and works!

The custom traditional sparkling kitchen cooking and baking center, with lit decorative niche accented by glass tiles. The combination of natural alder and painted/glazed cabinets was a compromise made by the Homeowners. It worked and works!

This bland kitchen, in a custom home built in 1994, needed serious help. It had laminate countertops, tile floors, and white cabinets. After a conservatory was built and a beautiful garden created, the homeowners realized that the cooktop and sink were in the wrong place. There was a large built-in banquette that dominated the kitchen. The homeowners had grown tired of the wallpapered soffits and the non-dimmable fluorescent lighting.

A major kitchen remodel made this a custom traditional sparkling kitchen! The layout was changed. The main sink now faces the beautiful garden view, and the dual-fuel range occupies the corner where the sink had been.  A prep sink has been added, and the dishwasher is located between the sinks for convenience. New custom cabinets, a combination of natural alder and off-white with a glaze, add visual interest and great storage. The focal point of the room is the sweeping, curved peninsula, enhanced by LED lights under the cap overhang to provide great dimmable task, ambient, and accent lighting. It really sparkles!

Other rooms included in this project:  Master Bathroom