These first-time homeowners had to roll up their sleeves and do a lot of work themselves to stay within their budget and schedule. In the span of two months they were able to transform an out-dated 70’s kitchen into a light and airy work-space. In order to finish the project before the birth of their first child, they knew they needed to be organized and decisive. They made the wise decision to revive the existing cabinets, and agreed to share general contracting responsibilities while working full-time.
The basic floor plan of the kitchen was good, but the drop ceiling with fluorescent lights and layers of wallpaper had to go. Tile counter tops were replaced with quartzite stone slabs and the bar was widened to make it more functional. Soft grey, glass subway tile accented the stone counters and a contrasting niche above the sink replaced an awkward pass through to the living room. A profes-sional paint job and sleek chrome hardware made the cabinets look brand new. New LED lights at both the upper and lower cabinets provide task lighting for cooking or low, ambient lighting with the touch of the Lutron control screen.
The kitchen now serves as a play are for their toddler, who has figured out how to open every childproof lock so he can experiment with the pots and pans. Top Chef, watch out!