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Before and AfterInterior DesignRemodeling

Transitional Farmhouse Kitchen Before and After

By June 19, 2017 2 Comments

There’s nothing more inviting than a well-planned, beautiful kitchen— it is one of our passions here at Urbanology! A trend we have been loving lately is the warm, laid back feel of transitional farmhouse. So we were thrilled when our client came to us with a Pinterest board chock full of the look for their new kitchen. We could not wait to get started! To keep the budget in-line we kept the original plumbing and came up with creative solutions for the cabinet and venthood layout.

The first item on our clients “wish-list” was a really big island. The original one was too close to the refrigerator so it had to be relocated. We wanted the new island to be high on style and function. The new design included a hidden paper towel holder, soft-close utensil drawers, a beautiful nook for their candy jar collection (yum), a pull-out garbage bin and tons of extra storage. We also added a bar with seating for four.


Notice the orange “glow” and dark corners of the old kitchen.

The lackluster granite countertops with dated cabinet stain made this kitchen look like a standard, cookie-cutter home from the 90s.


 We knew this project was a match made in heaven when our client jumped at the suggestion of navy on the custom-built island as a contrasting color in the predominately white kitchen. The warm, butcher block countertop on the island ties nicely with the custom range, barstools and new hardwood floors. The island is painted Benjamin Moore “Evening Dove”. The cabinets are painted Benjamin Moore “White Wisp” and extended all the way to the ceiling. The wall color is Benjamin Moore “Gray Owl”. The perimeter countertops are black honed granite. For the lighting we had to choose pendants that wouldn’t compete with each other. The simple glass globes pair beautifully with the cement pendant in the  breakfast area.

Our clients wanted a dedicated coffee bar area. As you can see from the before pictures some built-ins were already there. We opened the space almost to the ceiling, added small pendants, created a small countertop and added custom shelving. We then had drawers built below for functional storage.

The original window in the breakfast area was not proportionate to the space so we designed a properly-sized window to compliment the kitchen and had a built-in bench made for seating and extra storage. Simple linen Roman shades finish out the breakfast room.

This kitchen remodel was a blast! The finished product is warm, friendly and full of personality. We really paid attention to every single detail and our client could not be more thrilled. And that makes us THRILLED!

Happy Decorating!

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