Sunday, January 10, 2010

Magnificent Kitchen Reno

At first glance,  you will notice the spindle pole,  a decor sign reminiscent of 1960’s.  Seen below are the before photos of this cozy kitchen reno !!   Our dear friends Tim & Kristin hired me to assist them through the process!

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After collaborating with the kitchen designer at Home Depot,  my clients and I designed  a new kitchen layout.  The proposed kitchen to include custom-built cabinets w/carved details,  granite countertops,  stone floors, travertine backsplash, Kenmore stainless steel appliances, two hanging pendants over the peninsula,  etc!
In the beginning, there was dust!

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Breaking out of your decor comfort zone, you can start by incorporating different textures, which can be intimidating and scary at first.  One way of adding texture, is seen below with this random pattern stone - this stone is great for areas like the kitchen.


This stunning granite color combination of neutrals, such as, browns and tans, results in warmth that is certain to carry you through years of  yumminess!!!

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This  travertine backsplash, when paired with the granite, is a perfect match!


Beautiful craftsmanship on the custom cabinets !!!

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A hidden surprise --   Brilliant use of space!!!

Spice Rack

Oil-rubbed bronze hardware!!!

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I just love the cozy feeling of a window above the sink to peer out!  Notice how the sink cabinet looks like a piece of furniture!!!! Unseen, but sooo great, self-closing cabinet drawers.

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Kitchen before appliance install and wall paint.
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Note intricate detailing on carved corbels supporting peninsula.
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Waiting for loving touches!
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After appliances and merchandising    We found some unique antique items at Agoura Antique Mart. 
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  Halleluiah!  At last, A MAGNIFICENT KITCHEN IS BORN!!


  1. Beautiful Kitchen!
    Love the corbels!
    Thanks for posting........
    "Hugs" Denise

  2. You kitchen is so beautiful!!! I love your cabinets and that granite - so nice! you must love it. loving your blog.

  3. Such an inspiring kitchen. It is so beautiful. Wish it was mine.


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