These clients wanted a new kitchen but didn’t want one that was too modern or out of character for their 25 year old home. So a transitional kitchen was created to suit their desire for modern conveniences with their more traditional tastes. The footprint of the previous golden oak kitchen was basically kept the same with the addition of a small island and a furniture style buffet/server area. The old kitchen was gutted and new oak floors consistent with the rest of the main level were installed. Potlights on dimmer switches were placed in the ceiling to give general lighting to the kitchen while undermount xenon lights provide task lighting for the counters. Dark maple cabinets were topped with warm granite in tones of grey and cream with flecks of dark burgandy. A modern glass backsplash in traditional subway tiles exemplifies the transitional style. New stainless steel appliances add sparkle and prevent the dark cupboards from being too overpowering. Frosted glass doors in the buffet area add a touch of elegance.
Below is the original kitchen.