The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem kitchen...(and we know there are more of you out there!)  In this before picture, you can see why our clients wanted a more subdued color scheme.  Add to that some updated cabinets, surfaces, appliances and a few changes for traffic flow and we have a whole new ball game.

Here is almost the same view only 'after'.   The clients selected these custom oak cabinets, slightly overstained to bring out the woodgrain, conveniently matching the hardwood floors in the rest of the house.  You can also see the new granite tops and appliances.

This picture was taken from the dining room looking back into the kitchen and shows the new ceramic tile floor.   The doorway leads to a small laundry room, half-bath and back door.  

From the living room, a new arched opening was made to open up the feel of the dining room and access to the kitchen.  The short 'L' that used to be at the end of the original kitchen cabinets has also been removed to help the flow.  Note the new front door and vinyl windows.

Just as a reference, this is a 'before' of nearly the same view from the living room when it was a solid wall.  The conventional door opening just out of the picture to the left, made traffic flow difficult and gave the home a 'closed-in' feeling.

One last shot, the kitchen sink, shows the custom granite counter top, undermounted stainless steel sink and top mounted faucet.  The cabinet panel in front is a very slender tip-out drawer, perfect for sponges, etc.  This picture really doesn't do justice to the beauty of this particular granite.  Most granites have such complexity and interest, they are best seen with the naked eye.  We carry a variety of granite samples in our Project Planning Center.