Barkdull – Kitchen Remodel II
|Rooms||Kitchen and Sitting Area|
|Project scope||Facelift to modern style and open concept|
The location is fantastic, but the average age of homes in Houston’s Museum District is nearly 30 years old. The owners of this townhome wanted to update to an open concept while keeping some of the layout in place. We accomplished the former by knocking out the wall between the kitchen and dining room, and the latter with new appliances and fixtures.
The end result is a much larger-feeling, brighter space with uninterrupted sightlines.
Open concept is on full display from this angle, boasting the newly created symmetry in the millwork and much more daylight entering the kitchen. Opening the two spaces also allowed more display shelves for the owners’ objets d’art.
Gleaming new white quartz countertops are much less stark than the previous black ones. Subtle veining in the stone gives them just enough visual interest without detracting from the crispness of the color. The cabinets have been left the same, saving the owners from one of the most expensive aspects of kitchen remodeling.
With its fresh paint, the greenery outside is much easier to appreciate from the updated sitting area when one is not surrounded by green on the inside. This area also makes a nice overflow area for those who don’t want to stand in the kitchen to sit and still be sociable.
The vent hood stayed the same structurally but looks revitalized with new paint. The white is broken up beautifully by the unique tile mural behind the new range with blue knobs, and blue accent pieces on the counters.
- This project is a great illustration of the fact that you don’t always have to undertake a huge project to get a big transformation. Sometimes simply changing some of the large surface colors and materials can make a big difference for a fraction of the cost of a major renovation.
- Quartz is a great choice for countertops as it’s non-porous and more resistant to staining than granite or marble, which means the white will hold up better.