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Calming Kitchen

11 Oct Calming Kitchen

 “If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life.” – Louis Parrish

This beautiful 1940's house was in dire need of a kitchen makeover. Read our post to see how we did it. #paint #tile #makeover #kitchen | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | BLOND WOOD KITCHEN AND FLOORS

This kitchen hadn’t been touched in 30 years when our client’s moved into this home and they  were ready for a sleek and modern update.  The existing granite countertops were quite exquisite and are flecked with silver and gold.  The logical and economical choice was to update the blond wood cabinetry by staining them grey and refinish the floors in a warm espresso color.  The results were amazing and it looks like a brand new space! 

Glorious Gray in our latest kitchen makeover. Read our post to see how we did it. #paint #tile #makeover #kitchen | @D.L. Rhein

AFTER | KITCHEN REMODEL

With a monochromatic palate, the space feels larger.  Asbury Pulls  from Restoration Hardware elongate the kitchen and are the perfect touch to freshly stained wood.  Even the white stove looks new against the darker tones of the floor and cabinetry.

A little paint and and updated look was all this kitchen needed. Read our post to see how we did it. #paint #tile #makeover #kitchen | @D.L. RheinLAINER_kitchen.5

Cleaned up counter tops make the granite the centerpiece of this kitchen, not to mention more room for the chef du jour!  Big Ring Nickel Canisters are a great way to store healthy snacks that are within everyone’s reach.

A Westside Kitchen in Need of a Makeover | @D.L. Rhein

BEFORE | REFRIGERATOR AND FLOORS

Paint your appliances to match. Read our post to see how we did it. #paint #tile #makeover #kitchen | @D.L. Rhein

Even the refrigerator got a face lift and now looks years younger.

Hardware does not have to be expensive to make a statement. Read our post to see how we did it. #paint #tile #makeover #kitchen | @D.L. Rhein

Some TLC did these floors alot of good.  A good buffing and rich stain color makes them look brand new.

Food looks more appetizing in a new and clean kitchen. Read our post to see how we did it. #paint #tile #makeover #kitchen | @D.L. Rhein

An over sized glass jar from one of our favorite Belgian vendors is the perfect house for fresh bagels to grab a quick morning bite.

Orchids on the window seal. Read our post to see how we did it. #paint #tile #makeover #kitchen | @D.L. Rhein

The window box was filled with all kinds of stuff that wasn’t really being used.  Vintage chinoiserie pots in navy and white filled with orchids are beautiful and serene and add just the right amount of color to fabulously zen remodel.  When the cook is happy, everyone is happy!

XO,
D.L.

3 Comments
  • Rika van Dam
    Posted at 20:09h, 11 October

    Would it be possible to find out the stain color/manufacturer? This is exactly what we are looking for

    • admin
      Posted at 19:41h, 15 October

      Hi Rika, It was a custom color mixed into lacquer by our upholsterer. No specific color or brand. Sorry I can’t be of more help. We always list paint colors when we can, in this case, it was made to match their granite countertops.

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