From Dean Dowd on January 15, 2010 in Kitchen Remodel
Most kitchen renovations are pretty much the samespruce things up a bit, splash some nice paint on the walls, maybe replace the cabinetry, and oh, yes, buy new appliances. So when you check out this kitchen transformation, you may have trouble believing that its the same house.
Believe it. Meg, a designer-mom with a passion for interior décor and architecture, dreamed, and then chose to make those dreams a realityeven if it meant doing the unthinkable (breaking down walls and stuff).
Megs daughter looking pleased with a clean, bright kitchen
Meg dreamed up the transformation herself. It required knocking out an entire wall, encroaching upon a back porch and redoing the flooring in multiple rooms. But it was worth it even living with a gutted kitchen for weeks on end.
First of all, Megs space was in need of some light. With the low ceilings and paucity of windows, dark oak was just not going to do. Enter brand-new white cabinetry and crisp, sleek black countertops. Also, goodbye sad-looking linoleum; hello uber-cool hardwood floor.
For her family, the kitchen is the hub of the homes activity. Since it connects to the living room, dining area and computer nook, the place is constantly alive. Thats why Meg chose her colors wellbright white cabinetry with creamy off-white paint for the walls. The green chalkboard on one wall and knick-knack attractions located just about everywhere reflect the personality, the homey feel and the lived-in ambience that the kitchen so badly needed.
This kitchen is one of the most remarkable transformations that youll ever see. Want to try it yourself? In your own home? The pictures are enough to compel me, even with the three months living out of the fridge in the living room!