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A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul
Photo: Faith Towers

Yesterday we showed you what this Newton, Massachusetts kitchen looked like before - cramped, outdated and not very functional. But just look at it now! Light, airy and perfect for hosting friends and family. Keep reading to see the rest of this beautiful space.   

 

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul
Photo: Faith Towers

Owners Julie Watts and Bob Cohen worked with Boston architect Jim Higgins to rethink the entire space, taking out walls, adding a window and even removing a doorway. The resulting kitchen is barely recognizable! 

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Attention to detail is clearly one of their strengths - ridged glass doors cover the cabinets flanking the window, while regular doors conceal the contents of the rest of the cabinets.

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Paint colors were carefully chosen, with great attention paid to the coordination with surrounding rooms such the purple dining room shown above. The cool tone of the sea foam green glass backsplash contrasts nicely with the warm hardwood floors, while the cream ceiling gives the space a bit of added dimension.

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Low profile glass pendant lights hang over the island, casting a warm glow in the evening hours. The dark countertops are flecked with white to match the cabinets. The warm yellow walls of the living room beyond balance the cool turquoise and sea foam green. And the large picture window lets even more light into the now-spacious kitchen.

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

Julie and Bob were careful to select artwork that integrated nicely with the rest of the space, this colorful still life being no exception. The hardware was even chosen with attention to both form and function, using cup pulls on the lower drawers, while coordinating oval shaped knobs were selected for the upper cabinets.

After: A Cramped Kitchen Gets A Massive Overhaul

The kitchen extends seamlessly down into a sunken living room area, making it perfect for entertaining. And I can't forget to mention one of my favorite parts of the space - the recessed wine storage area above the refrigerator. I love that it adds an area of visual interest to a normally underutilized space.

Thanks for exploring Julie and Bob's kitchen with me, I hope you enjoyed seeing the incredible transformation!