From builder-grade to fabulous, this orange-veneered chipboard kitchen gets a modernized and inviting makeover!
Katie Marcus, a designer and blogger, bought her North London home in November of 2010 and has been hard at work renovating it to meet her needs and style. One of the first things to get a makeover was the builder-grade kitchen that, amongst other things, had no defined dining area - it simply bled into the living room. With a need for more storage and a desire to solve this open floor plan problem, Katie set about transforming her kitchen into a modern and functional space.
With white cabinets and grey tile, it could have been easy for this kitchen to seem cold and uninviting, but the accents of warm wood throughout create a cozy atmosphere. Katie's dining room dilemma was solved with the addition of a breakfast bar (which also nearly doubles the kitchen's storage capacity). The white, grey, and wood color scheme has also been carried into the adjoining living room, unifying the space as a whole.
Check out more photos, including images from Katie's Mid-Century-inspired living room, on her blog What Katie Does.