Let the Light In: Before & After Kitchen Transformation

This Coastal Virginia homeowner wanted to transform their dark, closed-off kitchen into the heart of their home. A large section of wall was removed to allow light to enter from the living room windows. White cabinets brighten the space, accented by the Persa Avorio granite countertops and the stainless steel Wolf appliances, and a large island means there is space for the children to participate in mealtime prep.

Kitchen Remodel Before Cabinets
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The kitchen was opened up to allow for better light and traffic flow. The white raised panel cabinets reflect much more light into the space than the darker stained ones they replaced. Custom cabinet doors were built for the Wolf fridge, allowing it to blend into the layout and lend a lighter feel to the space.

Kitchen Remodel Before Living Room
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To the left of the column was a section of wall that was removed to allow light to enter from the Living Room. There is now an unobstructed view and traffic flow from the living space.

Kitchen Remodel Before Counter
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The new, uninterrupted view from the kitchen island.

Kitchen Remodel Before Stove
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This gas stove saves on cook time, and the new hood vent is a highlight of the design for the space. The new, white cabinets and light colored walls create an airy and spacious feel, and couldn't be further from the dark cabinets and walls that previously blocked in the space.

Kitchen Remodel Wine Bar Before
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Lastly, a hallway shortcut was filled in to make room for a new wine bar just off of the kitchen.

The new kitchen space has set the tone for the first floor of the house and better accommodates the living patterns of the family.