Keeping It Simple
Design No. 1707
As recent empty nesters that had relocated from the North Shore to Chicago, our clients were looking for a quick refresh to their new home that included a dated kitchen. Our task was to keep it simple without undergoing a complete renovation so that the kitchen flowed the interior architecture of the home, the other adjacent rooms and the client’s furnishings. We painted the cherry wood cabinetry a contemporary charcoal gray, giving the kitchen renewed energy. Existing granite countertops were replaced with a marble-look quartz and the rustic travertine backsplash was replaced with two-tone porcelain tiles installed in a vertical striped pattern, giving the perimeter a dynamic rhythm. Final touches included replacing the sink, faucet, lighting and cabinet hardware. By changing the finishes in this kitchen, we created the feel of an entirely new space without the upheaval and time of a full renovation.