A Dramatic Kitchen and Laundry Reveal: Before and After
Who doesn’t love seeing a dramatic before and after reveal? Well now’s your moment, interior design lovers, as we show you this transformation from a cramped hodge-podge of a kitchen to a classic, unified, thoughtfully designed kitchen in Glenside, PA.
Sometimes we all have to do haphazard things to make our kitchen work for us temporarily when an immediate renovation is not in the cards. This was one such kitchen, with some cabinets that were green, some that were blue and some that were wood. Some were built-in and some were freestanding but none of them were unified. Some counters were white, others a pale butcher block. All paired with pink walls!
Gone are all the disparate finishes. We unified all of the cabinetry with one extremely versatile color: Boothbay Grey from Benjamin Moore. Likewise, kitchen counters are all a warm walnut that adds warmth to the grey color and also picks up on the dark wood on the floor and butler’s pantry cabinet doors.
One feature we were excited to explore further was the brick peeking through the plaster next to the former sink. To our delight, the brick was able to be revealed during the renovation, adding tons of charm and character.
This area is now where the oven lives. It makes much more sense to have an oven here because the tall wall gives us a great spot for a fume hood (which is now surrounded by gorgeous woodwork, complete with a shelf for Chinese pottery). And the sink, which was here previously, was relocated to just beneath the windows so that the homeowners can enjoy the view and the natural light while washing up.
When original features of the home are in good shape, we always like to incorporate them into our design. Such was the case with the dark oak cupboards in the butler’s pantry. They still look great and store lots of stuff, but were in a somewhat neglected corner. We added a desk and shelves in the location of a former dumbwaiter (which sadly could not be brought back to use). Now this pantry corner is a regular workhorse!
The Boothbay Grey cabinet color continues into the laundry room where we had new cabinets built that add storage and a rod for drying clothes.
Here are a few more images from this sweet, sweet project.
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