Friday, September 23, 2016

Before and After: A Dream Kitchen Comes To Life




Lee and Wally Corrigan drove all the way from Seward to Anchorage early in the spring to meet with me because they were ready to have their dream kitchen. Their current one was spacious but it was not maximizing the footprint available, and even though the cabinets were white, the general space was dark and poorly lit.

Here are a couple before pictures:



We took shaker natural cherry cabinets to the ceiling in order to capture the vertical space available on both walls, we removed the island bar to open up the space and to provide a landing area for food and entertaining. The range moved to the perimeter and we added a hood framed by cabinets routed with Lumicor in lieu of glass.


We changed the old cast iron sink for a single basin, farmhouse sink mounted under the quartz countertop, and since we planned on having under cabinet lighting, a translucent glass subway tile was in order. Can lighting replaced the fluorescent ceiling light bulbs, and we added pendants above the island.

Dark kitchen no more!


Lastly the kitchen, dining room, and living room sat awkwardly on two different floor surfaces. We replaced them with luxury vinyl plank, a resilient, water resistant surface in a rich brown tone to complement the cherry wood.


Thank you Lee and Wally for letting us bring your dream kitchen to life!

Design, materials, and installation by {{K&W Interiors}}



A note of thanks to everyone in the crew who made this kitchen possible. From our warehouse people, and every single one of our installers, to our very talented Superintendent who traveled  from Anchorage to Seward leaving no detail untouched. Thank you. It truly takes a village.


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