This client wanted a new kitchen, but she could not bear to toss her solid maple cabinets out to the curb. The existing footprint worked for the family, however a large rectangular island with room for casual eating for four was desired. This opened the door to having the cupboards and doors professionally spray painted for a durable finish. Besides saving the homeowners tens of thousands of dollars, the environment was a big winner. Reusing the cabinets saved space in the landfill as well as the trees needed for new cabinetry. The new island was even designed to reuse all of the old doors and cabinets! The existing porcelain floor stayed as the homeowner had some spare tiles to fill in the space from the old island. With the addition of quartz countertops, new faucets, new rubbed bronze hardware and lots of layers of lighting, the kitchen looks like new. A bar sink was added to create a coffee/bar zone. Besides the lower cost, updating a kitchen this way saves much time and inconvenience when compared to installing a brand new kitchen, not to mention the benefits to the environment!
Here is what the old kitchen looked like.