The kitchen was dark, tight & dated...
First we closed off the awkward second doorway to make room for a stove & refrigerator. This really opened up the space and created an overall better flow. Next we ripped out the flooring and replaced it with hardwood to match the existing finish throughout the house. Lighting was next and we went with can lights and a replica lantern pendant. Crisp white cabinets and carrara marble countertops brightened the space and added a modern vibe to the rustic details. I added a white distressed edge subway tile as backsplash- the edge kept the tile from looking too modern or sterile. Perhaps the biggest challenge was the client's desire for a non traditional stove vent. She really wanted an old stovepipe. Under timing & budget pressure we opted to make a custom vent. I had the electrician cut the shade from a factory pendant to create the vintage look. We added a fan and attached to exhaust. We then sprayed it out matte black and voila- stovepipe.
|pendant used for vent base|
|fan added to exhaust/pendant base|
I simply adored working on this project and love the after product...