After making minor renovations to their galley kitchen for nearly Cheap White Cabinets Sale 30 years, a retired couple in Alexandria, Virginia, were ready to create their dream kitchen — something with sparkle and cheerful pink walls. "“After” photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg
AFTER: Working with designer Stephanie Dickens, the couple created a brighter and fresher space that incorporates the wife’s favorite color with elegant design details and a bit of bling.
BEFORE: This photo shows the solid wall with small pocket door (seen at the back left) that cut the kitchen off from the living room. The couple also disliked their previous black appliances.Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.AFTER: Now the couple have a new gas cooktop with custom hood and a Cheap White Cabinets Sale microwave-convection oven combination with separate oven. A flat-screen TV mounted on the wall to the right of the cooktop (not pictured) swivels to be viewed from both the kitchen and living room.
The custom wood hood provides ventilation and creates a stylish focal point. “Many wood hoods can look heavy, but this one is simple and elegant,” Dickens says.
A classic farmhouse sink was one of the couple’s must-haves for the updated kitchen. A paneled dishwasher sits to the right of the sink, with a pullout paneled trash can to the left. An appliance garage (seen on the counter at the right side of this photo) helps keep the Caesarstone Misty Carrera counters Cheap White Cabinets Sale free from clutter. “We went with a honed finish on the counters,” Dickens says. “To me, it softens the kitchen a little, and the ogee edge dresses it up a bit.”
The short height of the faucet allows the shutters above it to easily open and Cheap White Cabinets Sale close. The sink also includes two soap dispensers (one for hand sanitizer and the other for soap), an instant hot and cold water dispenser, and an air switch for the garage disposal.
The pink-and-green floral fabric on the banquette has a gray background that works nicely with the new tile floor.
This view of the banquette from the living room shows four storage drawers below Cheap White Cabinets Sale the seats. A crystal chandelier hangs above. A couple of mini crystal pendants that provide illumination over the new peninsula between the kitchen and living room have a similar style.
BEFORE: The original galley kitchen was cut off from the other rooms.Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.AFTER: Removing the portion of the solid wall that divided the kitchen from the living room, plus widening and centering the case opening into the dining room, improved flow and created a better Cheap White Cabinets Sale connection between spaces."