Project Case Study: Kitchen Renovation from 80's to NOW!

Designs by BSB
by Designs by BSB
This renovation was for a kitchen in Brookhaven area in Atlanta. Design by BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS.
The existing space was dark and dated, to say the least. The owners wanted to keep the same general footprint as they appreciated the peninsula giving some division from the living space. To increase some privacy, in addition to create more visual interest - the new design included a 42" high wall with bookcases and storage.Pot rack was removed and a skylight was added along with new white trim/recessed cans - changing this kitchen from a dark, crowded room to a bright cheerful space where the homeowners love to prepare meals and entertain friends.Cabinetry was designed to go to the ceiling -- making the 8' ceilings feel much taller than the previous design offered with the cabinets stopping at the dated 7' height.
A hutch was added with a pocket door at the center for mail, electronic docking station. A coffee station is also concealed behind pocket doors near the microwave/oven.Double ovens were moved from being next to the refrigerator to the adjacent wall to allow for a more functional corner (left of refrigerator).The cooktop was originally in the island with inadequate downdraft ventilation. New design it was moved to the wall delivering better prep area on each side in addition giving an opportunity to have a full island with dressed up features.
Cabinetry - custom private label by BSB. Project budget includes products and all remodeling/installation work completed by a Licensed Contractor.
All photography ©2013 All rights reserved. Designs by BSB.
Kitchen BEFORE. Dark dated with laminate cabinetry that was popular back in the 80's
The new floor plan
Perspective of overall new design
Kitchen AFTER. Better lighting, cleaner design (colors/textures, etc) ©2013 Photography by JSPhotoFX
Perspective of island, micro-oven and hutch
Perspective of back of island towards cooktop
Island with turned legs, bead board doors for accent and furniture baseboard. Counter top is Saeple (cherry) ©2013 Photography by JSPhotoFX
Kitchen AFTER - clean, practical and well lit! Note new skylight! ©2013 Photography by JSPhotoFX
Hutch offers display area for collectables and the like, while the pocket door conceals a well designed office zone with a pull out shelf (can double up for a laptop station). ©2013 Photography by JSPhotoFX
Coffee maker and supplies behind side pocketing doors by the microwave/oven ©2013 Photography by JSPhotoFX
Most efficient use of space for long, narrow equipment such as trays, cookie sheets! These dividers allow great organization for a variety of equipment. All within easy reach! ©2013 Photography by JSPhotoFX
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