This is what the space looked like when the home was purchased. Clearly very dated, in not only the decor, but the scale of the cabinet uppers and the finish out materials.
This home was built in the late 90's and the finish out materials are clearly indicative of that...including shiny brass, ugh! We ripped those dated cabinets out of there and put in not only beautiful cabinets but much more functional ones as well. The real beauty of designing your own cabinets is planning for exactly what you need and a place for everything.
Here is what she looks like today...
Big difference, huh?! :-)
I took the cabinets all the way to the ceiling to really take advantage of every inch of storage space possible. This, aesthetically, just looks beautiful too. It draws your eye up and takes advantage of the ceiling height. The cabinets have lots of new organizational features that the original cabinets didn't offer. Some of the features include, a pop-up mechanism for the client's KitchenAid stand mixer in the far right base cabinet, pullouts behind the doors for ease of reach and finding items and the skinny cabinets on either side of the new Viking cooktop are pull-out spice cabinets, among other many other things.
Here is another view of how the kitchen looked before...
We also increased the island size in our renovation. This special client has a big family and entertains frequently. The larger island size is obviously an advantage for her yummy spreads and buffet style dinners.
Closeup of the new island.
The arabesque backsplash tiles from Mission Stone and Tile are probably one of my favorite specifications for the kitchen. Check out their site, my in-kitchen herb garden is their highlight photo :-) They were a pretty penny but we didn't need very much square footage and I think they add loads of character. I have yet to tire of the classic and traditional subway tile, but it is fun to throw in a different shape to mix things up every now and then. Notice the new pot filler behind the cooktop as well. Pot fillers are a nice luxury if you have the opportunity to put one in.
The new Viking cooktop :-)
Pot filler close up. So convenient!
New Viking double ovens :-)
A little in-kitchen herb garden.
In this image you can see our new bell jar lantern pendants...love. All the way to the left in this image, under the microwave, behind those doors, is a convenient little coffee bar.
The new space is bright, airy and most importantly functional.
A big thank you to Adam Luczycki of Dwell Construction (formerly known as Blank Canvas Const.) for taking our specifications and making the vision come to life. It is beautiful!
Love it, this makes me want to paint my kitchen cabinets!
Gorgeous! This is a stunning transformation. The difference is night and day. Lovely, lovely!
Thanks Alli :-)
Cherelle, yes! Let's paint your cabinets :-)
Amy, thank you so much! :-)
This is soooooo amazing. I cannot believe the transformation! You did an incredible job...everything is so GORGEOUS!
LCL, thank you so much and thanks for reading :-)
A loud Gasp! This is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely one of the finest displays of the Arabesque I've ever seen!
WOW! Puts the remodels featured on HGTV at the bottom of list of design excellence!! Looking forward to an invitation to experience the usual outstanding food served in this special environment. Dave & Sandy Tan
Just Beautiful!! I am sure this person is LOVING this kitchen!!
Thank you Mary Elizabeth! Your product is so beautiful! :-)
Thank you Sandy :-) I'm sure you'll be getting one soon!
Thanks Daneen :-)
What color us you're island? I love it
IN LOVE! Could you share the paint colors for the cabinets and island. May be doing a little makeover. ;)
Did you use a glaze on the cabinets? Would you mind sharing the paint brand and colors? Looks amazing!
I love everything! Can you give me the names of the paint and also the granite?? I love everything together and I'm re-doing my kitchen soon!!!
Did anyone find out the names of the paint used on the center island? I think that is a great color! Thank you.
Before & After - Arabesque Love - would love to know the paint color used on the center island. Thanks!! So beautiful!!
Absolutely beautiful, great job!!! ,I would love to know island and cabinet paint colors also!!! , thanks
Could I please get the name of the color you used on the island? Thanks!
Hello everyone, has anyone been told the paint colors for these cabinets and Island?
What is the paint colors used on these beautiful cabinets and island? Please share!
If Anyone has info on the color of the cabinets please share.
Thank you everyone for the compliments!!! I typically do not share sources as I'm unable to due to contract on my client projects, however there is so much interest in the paint colors for this project that I have special permission to share the paint colors. The cabinets are Benjamin Moore White Dove and the island is Kelly Moore Tropical Tan, both with a custom glaze that I don't have the combo for because we mixed it on site until it was right. I hope that helps y'all out :-) Thanks so much for stopping by Live Beautifully!
What is the two types of Granite you used? Simply beautiful!!
For the arabesque backsplash, did you use the white or cream?
Please give us name of granite. I've looked and looked vut haven't found anything like this. Thanks
Absolutely yummy at every turn! First rate, top class. Just gorgeous, extremely tasteful. BM White Dove has been my go-to color for 30 years!
Hi. Now that you've had the beveled backsplash for a few years, do you still love it? I've been warned to stay away from beveled backsplash because it can get hard to clean. What has been your experience? it is so beautiful!
Beautiful! What color did you paint the dining room yellow walls to? Upon completion of kitchen project?
seriously still dying to know what the granite was!!!!
May I please have the name of the granite on the island ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Please share where you purchased the bell jar lantern. Thanks!
What wall color did you use? I love everything about this project!
Did you ever find out the granite color?
It looks to be Typhoon Bordeaux. If it’s not that it’s extremely similar. search Typhoon Bordeaux granite countertops and see what pops up!
Can you share the name of the island paint color. I love that it is such a relaxing light grey!
Whats the island paint color please?!
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"Maria@Live BeautifullyFebruary 23, 2015 at 9:45 AM
Thank you everyone for the compliments!!! I typically do not share sources as I'm unable to due to contract on my client projects, however there is so much interest in the paint colors for this project that I have special permission to share the paint colors. The cabinets are Benjamin Moore White Dove and the island is Kelly Moore Tropical Tan, both with a custom glaze that I don't have the combo for because we mixed it on site until it was right. I hope that helps y'all out :-) Thanks so much for stopping by Live Beautifully!"
Love this! Looks great! What color are your tile floors?
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