For avid cooks, seasoned hosts, and busy families alike, the kitchen is the center of daily life—and a place where both beauty and function are more important than ever. Natural lighting from the deck is complemented by recessed lighting, three pendant lights above the kitchen island, and under cabinet lighting. One of the most striking things in our kitchen is the huge terracotta sink made by the Brooklyn-based Charles Graham Chemical Pottery Works around the turn of the 20th century.
The industrial kitchen below contrasts with the bright, light-colored kitchen above, but they are both beautiful and customized gathering places at the heart of the home. We toyed with the idea of having custom cabinets for this kitchen but we ended up with a company that customizes your order from a stock cabinet line.
If you use your kitchen a lot, it’s not worth living through a dirty and messy kitchen renovation. A kitchen triangle connects a sink, range, and refrigerator – the three primary work areas – to make it more efficient and functional. Before the renovation, this galley kitchen was closed off by walls, making it extremely cramped and barely functional.
Besides the budget, cost of materials and price to hire a pro, there are other factors that greatly affect your total kitchen renovation cost. When budgeting your kitchen remodel costs, think carefully about costs beyond just the new appliances and finishes.
But we are very happy with it, and I’ve already made lots of good memories in it. Plus, it is a lot more functional in the design than my old kitchen was. If you want a stone countertop but don’t want to use it throughout the whole kitchen, put stone on the island and a different material everywhere else.