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Traditional Transformation

From dark and dated… to bright and beautiful!

 Open almost any design magazine today and you will see tons of examples of contemporary and transitional design. Maybe those designs are appealing, but you’re just not feeling it for your own space or traditional suburban home filled with traditional furniture. Do you still have the option to remodel your kitchen in a traditional style and not have it look instantly dated? The answer is yes! This kitchen is a perfect example of how to do that. Take traditional cabinetry and sprinkle in a few updated accents and voila!

Traditional kitchen remodel with white cabinetry

Traditional kitchen remodel with white cabinetry

Traditional kitchen with white cabinetry remodel

In addition to the look of the space, this 1970’s neo-Tudor home also had a very traditional floorplan which was given new life for today’s living. We eliminated the wall between the kitchen and the (rarely used) dining room which opened up the whole first floor and created the open plan that the homeowners wanted. 

Traditional kitchen remodel with white cabinetry

With the added space, a larger island was added with seating for casual dining. An existing room off the kitchen now works as the main dining area and even houses a fireplace!

Traditional kitchen with white cabinetry remodel

Hardworking quartz countertops were used to keep maintenance easy, and professional style appliances were added for this home cook to really get cooking in the kitchen. An apron sink, Ann Sacks bronze accent tile, green glass pendants lighting and new window treatments transition this kitchen into the current decade!

Traditional kitchen remodel with white cabinetry

Here’s what the client said about her new kitchen remodel:

Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn remodeled our kitchen and powder room. We also had the whole main floor redone in hard wood. The project involved removing a dining room wall and dealing with some messed up floors. Susan helped bring this project to life. I had a very dark dated kitchen with a very small work area. Now it is full of natural light and has a great open floor plan . She was able to mix the dark wood work and beams in my house with light cabinets. They were very professional and their crews were very helpful, since we decided to live in the house thru the remodel. I would recommend them to anyone.  – J.G.

 

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A Contemporary Kitchen with Class

Pedini contemporary white kitchen

This client moved to the area to be near their adult daughter and grandchildren so this new construction is destined to be a place full of happy memories and family entertaining. The goal throughout the home was to incorporate their existing collection of artwork and sculpture with a more contemporary aesthetic. The kitchen, located on the first floor of the 3-story townhouse, shares the floor with a dining space, a living area and a powder room.

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contemporary white kitchen beautifulThe kitchen is U-shaped with the sink overlooking the dining room, the cooktop along the exterior wall, with a large clerestory window above, and the bank of tall paneled appliances and storage along the back wall. The European cabinetry is made up of three separate finishes – a light gray glossy lacquer for the base cabinets, a white glossy lacquer for the tall cabinets and a white glass finish for the wall cabinets above the cooktop. The colors are subtly different but provide a bit of texture that works nicely with the finishings chosen for the space. The stainless grooves and toe kick provide additional detail.

contemporary white kitchen beautiful

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The long peninsula provides casual seating and is topped with a custom walnut butcher block waterfall countertop that is 6” thick and has built in wine storage on the front side. This detail provides a warm spot to rest your arms and the wine storage provides a repetitive element that is heard again in the pendants and the barstool backs. The countertops are quartz, and appliances include a full size refrigerator and freezer, oven, steam oven, gas cooktop and paneled dishwasher.

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This amazing powder room sits just off the kitchen and adds a glam factor all powder rooms deserve. 

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This project was so much fun to work on because we got to collaborate with a terrific homeowner who was open to out-of-the-box design ideas and with one of our favorite designers, Julie Dunfee of Julie Dunfee designs. We love how it came out, don’t you?

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