Elizabeth's Lil Kitchen traditional kitchen
 

Elizabeth's Lil Kitchen

An extremely tiny kitchen from the late 80's badly needed updating. The original builder cabinetry was literally falling off the walls, not to mention the fact that there was ALOT of wasted space in the original layout. Small kitchens need love too and not everyone has the available budget to make them be magazine quality projects, but they can still benefit from thoughtful design and useful layout changes without breaking the bank. This kitchen was well under $10,000 before upgrades and appliances.
Base Cabinets: Both blind corner base cabinets were replaced with Wood-Lazy Susans and the range was repositioned to be centered on the back wall for better aesthetics and symmetry. This also left a little room for the custom, pull-out spice rack. We shrunk the sink base down as small as possible to permit squeezing another useful cabinet in next to the dishwasher.
Wall Cabinets: Where the old kitchen had standard/builder 30” tall cabinetry, we replaced this with taller 36” cabinetry which gives more storage and an updated look. The addition of a three piece crown molding to reach the ceiling enhances this updated feel and really adds the finishing touch to this space. The to-the-ceiling-crown molding also stops dust and grease from accumulating on top of the cabinetry.
Countertop: Solid Granite tops provide durability and unmatched beauty in the new kitchen.
Appliances: The homeowner had replaced the dishwasher about a year prior to this remodel so she kept that since it was relatively new. Brand new GE three piece appliance package replaced the other outdated and inefficient units. Even thought the old appliances still worked fine, they would have visually detracted from the new kitchen and another thing to consider is that they are pretty easy to sell when they are still in working order.
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lehtorita added this to lehtorita's ideas
January 29, 2013
very nice small
fariasfamily added this to fariasfamily's ideas
October 29, 2012
color cabinets and micro over stove
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