Kitchen Interior Design Makeovers - Functionality & Class
Kitchens are the hub of a home. They are also one of the prime culprits in making our homes look dated. Not critical if you plan to stay in the same home forever, but a huge issue if you plan to sell. Whether it's a cosmetic update or a complete remodel, Kellie Toole Interior Design, Ltd will help you put your best foot forward. We will discuss how best to use your budget and get the most out of your designing dollars.
Upscale Copper Kitchen Design
Lets start with the cosmetic updates before we blow your socks off with a kitchen addition. This Galloway kitchen nestled in the country began as a “DIY” project. We were called in when the end result didn’t measure up to the homeowners expectations.
We used their love of copper as our inspiration, but softened the look for a better blend with their existing cabinets. The copper sheeting backsplash was replaced with clay tiles, made here in Ohio, and accented with copper mosaics and listellos. The old wallpaper was replaced with a heavily textured, but neutral wallcovering, featuring a mica chip for a subtle flash of metallic. The custom valance window treatment, though bold with its black linen pattern, perfectly balances the black granite countertop. The client wanted to also keep their cabinetry, but the boring plywood peninsula was bring the look down. We added some simple trim details and gave the peninsula a very custom look.
Accents: Good For Charm, Better For Interior Design
Another cosmetic update in Westerville, also used their existing cabinets. Beautiful granite with a lovely ogee edge replaced laminate countertops. Hardware was update as well as a limestone backsplash accented by glass mosaic tiles. As you may be aware, your wall cabinets and countertops may not line up for a straight backsplash end point. No worries, we designers think beyond the straight line.
Efficiency Meets Extravagance In This Galena Kitchen
Dealing with an awkward Dinette in Galena gave way to a more efficient kitchen. The extended island is perfect for entertaining and casual family meals. Luckily, the cabinet finish was able to be matched allowing the client to keep their existing cabinetry and add more efficient pantry and storage space around the refrigerator. Pendent lights over the island, recessed can lights in the traffic patterns, as well as undercabinet lighting were all added for a dramatic increase in function.
The Smallest Details Matter In Modern Design
A major remodel in New Albany was underway when we were called upon for assistance. The client already had a Biedermeier inspired look in mind with black granite and birdseye maple cabinets. We were able to make a few adjustments before it was too late and added the iconic block motif to the backsplash, combining both black granite and white glass tiles. Black outlets were then hidden within the black granite tiles. Details, details, details! Dramatic custom ikat balloon valances were installed high on the windows to further capture the scale of this grand space.
Shedding Light On One Family's Culinary Excellence
This Blacklick Ohio kitchen had served its owners well, but they needed more space. Cooking is one of their great joys, and adding commercial grade appliances was proving to be a challenge. After much deliberation a kitchen addition was on the table. A steel beam was added to support the second floor and eliminate the need for support columns, completely opening up the space. Quartz countertops were selected as the client wanted the ultimate in durability and low maintenance when it came to their work surface. Perimeter can lights, under cabinet LED lighting, motion sensing pantry lights and the addition of two island pendants rounded out the lighting plan. We were even able to save and relocate their dinette chandelier, which was one of the first purchases they made for their home years ago.
Simple shaker cabinet doors continue the hint of Arts of Crafts style peppered about the house.. A taller cabinet not only looked better with their ceiling height, but also added a tremendous amount of storage, which is no longer at a premium, with a pantry quadruple the size of the original. Wow is all you can say!