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Contemporary/Modern kitchen just about done!

posted by: scottdim on 04.02.2010 at 10:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

Its been a long road, we started our demo in mid December and are finally just about done. Still need to get some window treatments, a few little things here and there and clean, clean, clean. Its unbelievable how dirty the rest of the house got during this process. No matter how much tape and plastic you use, the dust still finds a way into everything!

Here are the before pictures. It was a small U-shaped kitchen in which the prior owners added onto. They added another row of shallow cabinets along the far wall. This was nice for additional storage, but didn't flow well with the kitchen since you had to leave the "U" to get to it.

BEFORE:

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To make the kitchen more functional, we removed the U and turned it into an L-shape. This really opened up the room and helped everything flow together. The lower cabinets as shown in the first picture outside the U were brought out from 18 inches to 25 inches allowing more storage space. We also added a beverage center and a trash drawer. Everything was built custom (which turned out to be good and bad).

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My wife wanted an island, but the kitchen was way too small for that so we ended up doing an island cart that tucks away at the end of the L as shown here

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Cart easily slides out for use :)
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More pics
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Finally we added a pantry on this far wall which also holds our microwave. As you could see from the Before pics, we had an OTR microwave. Utilizing this wall gave us some much needed space after putting in the range hood!

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It feels nice to be almost done!!

Click on the link below to see tons more pics including close ups of the backsplashes

Let me know what you think, good or bad :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Finished kitchen pics!

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clipped on: 04.03.2010 at 04:06 pm    last updated on: 04.03.2010 at 04:07 pm