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Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift Author: Style At Home

Kitchen

Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

Designer Vanessa Francis guts a cramped U-shaped kitchen and gets rid of the dining area, allowing her to create a more open and efficient room with extra counter space and improved storage. 

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Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

Problematic kitchen

The U-shaped kitchen with a separate eating area failed to offer enough space for the homeowners - a busy professional couple with two young boys - to cook together.

By: Laura Muir Source: Stephani Buchman Credits: Style at Home

Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

From builder-basic to timeless

With classic recessed-panel cabinetry and a palette of white, grey and blue, the kitchen went from builder-basic to timeless, pretty and fresh.

By: Laura Muir Source: Stephani Buchman Credits: Style at Home

Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

Kitchen island

The kitchen island includes an eating area, which takes the spot of the kitchen table, and comfortably accommodates this family of four. Details like the Moroccan-style glass backsplash and decorative mesh-panelled cabinet doors add a distinctive quality.

By: Laura Muir Source: Stephani Buchman Credits: Style at Home

Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

The kitchen sink

Adding a long island created a galley-style kitchen. "The big question was where to put the sink," says Vanessa. "Since the homeowner didn't want a sink in the island - because it would have attracted more mess - we put it in the corner, which was a good solutions for her."

By: Laura Muir Source: Stephani Buchman Credits: Style at Home

Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

Cabinet doors

The decorative mesh panelled cabinet doors evoke a homey farmhouse look and add interest.

By: Laura Muir Source: Stephani Buchman Credits: Style at Home

Kitchen design: Fresh timeless facelift

The materials

White-painted maple cabinetry with recessed-panel doors; off-white engineered quartz countertops; white glass mosaic backsplash tiles; oak hardwood floors; chrome pendant lights; satin nickel hardware; stainless steel appliances.

By: Laura Muir Source: Stephani Buchman Credits: Style at Home

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