JM firmly believes that your kitchen is more than a place for cooking – it’s the heart of your home. Our approach to kitchen remodeling considers not just your kitchen, but your entire home. We study how your kitchen design, style, colors, textures, and elements create a mood and ultimately, how it impacts the look and feel of your home. In this article, we’ll show you how we transformed the look and feel of this country-style home by remodeling the kitchen.
Converting a Country Style Kitchen to a Shaker/Mission Style Kitchen
Here is a comparison of the kitchen before and after the JM remodel.
Updating Staircase & Railings to Blend Kitchen into Home
We started by looking at the kitchen and its impact on the home. The home is entirely country-style. Stepping back from the kitchen, the living room is very open with a high ceiling. On the left, there is a staircase that leads to a loft above the kitchen.The new kitchen remodel would completely change the look and feel of this room. It was clear that a Shaker/Mission style kitchen design would clash with a few of the existing country elements, particularly the staircase and railings.
We decided to update the staircase and loft railings with solid oak balusters and railings to blend the Shaker/Mission style in with the home. The new railings make the stairs and loft much safer and attractive.
Choosing Kitchen Materials
On every project, we work with the client to advise and guide them in their choice of materials and products.Cabinets – Maple hardwood with a painted finish
Appliances – Stainless Steel
Cabinet Door & Drawer Handles – Stainless Steel – Compliments the appliances
Backsplash – Glass Tile – Easy to clean and maintain
Frieze & Crown Moldings – Maple hardwood with a painted finish – adds a nice finishing touch to the cabinets, tying the whole installation into the ceiling very nicely
We also repositioned the lighting in the ceiling and added the pendants for a comfortable lighting scheme. The ceiling lights and pendants are independent of each other so different moods can be achieved through lighting.
Through careful planning, we designed the perfect kitchen remodel that had a huge impact on the home. We updated the kitchen and railings, but the entire home looks and feels refreshed. This Country style to Shaker/Mission style kitchen remodel made a big difference!
Are you interested in remodeling your kitchen to compliment your home?
Get started by learning more about JM and looking at a few of our kitchen remodels. Then send us some pictures of your kitchen and tell us about your project using our contact form. We can’t wait to discuss your project!