I must admit, I’m always scared to mix too many finishes, especially in a small space, but WOW what a transformation we have here!
This is a traditional split level home with clients who initially wanted to open up completely. Budget constraints and realizing how much wall space they would lose led them not do that, but we moved a wall back over by where the new refrigerator is and also opened up the area between the kitchen and the dining area and it made the area just spacious enough to allow for a generous island with seating for four! We used a “chalk” colored cabinet for the uppers, a dark neutral for the bases, and a unique stain and glaze combination for the hood and island and the result is a beautiful balanced space. Among the special features is the use of slate colored hardware to match the black stainless appliances, and an open bookshelf at the back door entry which gives the homeowners a great space to put shoes away when walking into the house!

Before Remodel

Radical redo before
Ruthann Taylor

Ruth Ann Taylor Long

Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer
Certified Living In Place Professional

Taylored Spaces is a Raleigh, NC, based kitchen and bath design build studio, specializing in creating cabinetry-filled spaces to meet our Clients’ needs- Aesthetically, Functionally, and Financially!

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