AN OLD KITCHEN GETS TRANSFORMED INTO A DRAMATIC NEW HOME BAR
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Susan and Don on the renovation of an old kitchen into a bar. The thing I enjoyed the most, was their willingness to push the envelope on the design. When I proposed the dark lacquered walls and ceiling, there was some trepidation on their part but they had complete trust in me. That was exciting, to see in my mind the space transformed the way I wanted it and to have clients be totally on board.
I hope you enjoy the photos of the transformation.
HOME BAR DESIGN
EXPLORE ALL THE POSSIBILITIES
Don and Susan had contracted with a talented contractor who had developed plans and ideas for the renovation. They contacted me to review the plans and add interior design detail to the room. Whenever I get plans to review, I feel it is my job to review them with fresh eyes and explore all the possibilities for the space. Having done that we redesigned it pretty significantly. I think we are all thrilled with the results! Take a look!
BEFORE AND AFTER
The old kitchen featured a pantry and desk, which was a popular design back in the day. I redesigned the space to feature pantry cabinets flanking a bar, which can be used as a coffee station or dry bar. In either case, the new area is far more functional and versatile.
I wanted the entire room to be a show stopper for the home. To accomplish this in this scenario required creating "drama". I created drama for the space by using dark color on cabinets, walls and ceiling. More drama was created by adding high reflective finishes and a generous amount of lighting. A center room flush mount light that Susan found was the perfect compliment to the room and brought a bit of bling up to the ceiling to draw the eye.
BLING & LIGHTING
Matching tile, cabinet colors and flooring with a remnant granite piece isn't always an easy thing to do. Most often, I like counters to bridge the colors and textures of the whole room. For this renovation, I was able to find some really excellent remnant pieces for the master, powder room and second floor bath.
The backsplash was also a very important finishing touch. Making sure that the perfect backsplash works with the countertop is just the type of thing that keeps me up at night. It is a bridging element for the room so taking time to find the perfect solution is well worth the time!
Floating metal shelves were the perfect addition on this corner of the bar. By putting shelves in this space, it fills it with additional bling and keeps the space open.
THATS A WRAP
By adding the floating counter and sink, I revamped what was a very dated powder room and showcased these features with an eye-catching backsplash.
Working with the Electricians
We were extremely pleased with the work Adair did for us.
She helped us turn an old 1950's kitchen into a wonderful open space to entertain our friends. When we first thought of turning our old kitchen into a bar, we initially got a design drawn out by the contractor, what a mistake that would have been. Adair completely redesigned the space in ways that we would have never have thought of on our own. We are thoroughly pleased with the outcome and the passion that Adair brought to the entire project.
~ Don D. (Homeowner)