Before and After - Kitchen Renovation

After my post the other day about the gallery wall  I got some requests to see more of the kitchen, specifically, some before and after shots.  Well, I am more than happy to oblige.  In fact, I can't believe I haven't shared it yet.  I feel like I put years of my life into it.  Well, along with our talented architect, Kyle Sheffield of LDa and our wonderful contractor Dan Shanks. BEFORE

To say we did a little work in here would be the understatement of the century.  We gutted the place top to bottom, moved the basement staircase, removed an old sealed up chimny that spanned form basement to 3rd floor, opened through a wall to connect it to the library and another to the dinning room and added a side entrance. Note: the entrance was there just sealed off and lead to the 3rd floor illegal apartment.

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AFTER

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A study in white.  I didn't want to stray to far from the historical roots of our 1880's home, so I stuck to Carrera marble, white subway tiles, brass fixtures and an over all black and white color scheme.  Quiet and clean.  I am slowly adding bolder pops here and there with the rug and the art, but I am glad I went with a classic (maybe clinical) look.  Designing a kitchen may seem very straight forward but there were about 10,000 decisions to be made and purchased on a daily biases.  From picking the appliances, marble, and hardware, to what shade of black and white and what color gray for grout.  Not to mention the lovely surprises of finding old knob and tube wiring and faulty floor joists.  All the while trying to stay on budget.  But I just love it now...like seriously borderline unhealthy...  Bon appetit.