Friday, July 4, 2014

Kitchen Upgrades and Reveal

This is our Builder kitchen with certain upgrades like: Pots and Pan drawers, extended upper cabinets, large 3 door pantry, faux panels on front of island, dark wood island, valance with under cabinet lighting, crown moulding, decorative hood fan, deleting all builder hardware, deleting back of counter top (So it would be easy to add granite down the road), extended gable and cabinet above fridge and lastly making sure the lighting was centered over island and kitchen table. Below are some pics of what it looked like when we moved in. It was very nice kitchen just a bit simple for my style.  The cabinets are in Antique White by Frendel Kitchens.

We decided to stagger the decorative hood fan. Add travertine back splash. Change all the handles to oil rubbed bronze and add pulls to the pots and pan drawers. And stainless steel appliances.
 The finished product is below.  We added a decorative medallion above stove. Changed the lighting to oil rubbed bronze pendant chandelier over island and pendant over kitchen table. 2 linen bar stools with upholstery tacks.


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  1. I would love to get a similar medallion for over my stove! Can you tell me where you found it?

    1. Thanks Katie.. The Medallion was purchased over 5 years ago at a home decor shop in Bracebridge, ON .. Over the years I have seen similar at local Homesense or on wayfair.com. Best of luck. ~Lisa