Kitchen Remodel Mixes Modern With Rustic

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Texas homeowners achieve classic look with custom-made pieces in remodeled kitchen. Angie’s List members Greg and Tammy O’Hearn decided to renovate their kitchen last year after living 14 years in their Flower Mound, Texas, home.
Tammy O'Hearn ordered a customized center island from a Texas company and its zinc top from an Indiana company. (Photo courtesy of O'Hearn)
The O’Hearns hired highly rated Creative Elements in Flower Mound for the project, mainly because the company operated from a local office, Greg says. “I had no ideas about remodeling or where to start, so I became a member [of Angie’s List] and looked to see what was nearby,” he says.

Tammy says she knew what she wanted before meeting with Creative Elements owner Lucie Hasek Whitson. The new kitchen needed to be more open and convey a unique style. “I wanted not too much of a country look — something between rustic and modern,” Tammy says.
The old kitchen contained less floor space and featured a more ranch style. (Photo courtesy of Creative Elements)
The new kitchen features a larger and more open layout, with a rustic and modern style. (Photo courtesy of Tammy O'Hearn)
Whitson says the job went well because they worked out the details beforehand. “We walked into their existing kitchen, and I just asked them what they didn’t like, and what they would like,” she says.

Creative Elements presented the couple with a 3-D rendering of the new kitchen, and Whitson gave them time to decide rather than rushing in.

The new kitchen features base cabinets stained rustic gray, antartide white granite countertops and white glazed wall cabinets. One wall features wainscotting to match the dining area, while the wall behind the stove features handmade subway tile from Mexico.
The wall behind the stove features handmade subway tile from Mexico and a custom zinc stove hood. (Photo courtesy of O'Hearn)
A black island, which Tammy wanted to look like furniture, stands out in the middle. “I had the island base custom made by Zac Divine Carpentry in Denison, Texas,” she says.

The O’Hearns chose a zinc hood for the oven, specially ordering it from Vogler Metalwork & Design in Haubstadt, Indiana. Tammy says she ordered a zinc countertop for the island to match, adding that she prefers zinc’s less flashy look when compared to stainless steel or other options.
Tammy O'Hearn designed the open shelving and enjoys changing the décor to match the season. (Photo courtesy of O'Hearn)
Now that it’s finished, Greg says he wouldn’t change a thing in the remodeled kitchen. “We have gotten so many compliments from friends, neighbors and family on the incredible transformation,” he says in his review of Creative Elements.

Tammy says she wanted to create a kitchen that looked like it was always there. “We prefer classic, timeless designs that will look just as great in 10 to 15 years, and we’re thrilled with the end results,” she says. “Lucie Whitson and her team at Creative Elements did an incredible job of taking our ideas and turning them into exactly what we had envisioned.”

by James Figy, Angie's List
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  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Mar 03, 2015
    This is a beautiful kitchen!

  • ..It IS a beautiful place to cook/ enjoy being in / and as we all know...' Everyone usually congregates in the kitchen"..:) I adore white kitchens and I also like how the black island is incorporated...I believe every room ' needs a touch of black'. to ground the space.