Grandma’s kitchen remodel is complete! Okay it took a couple of further months past our projected completion date due to different delays, but I’m proud to share it with you nowadays!

This modest connected residence is a duet in a retirement community and will go on the industry in a few weeks. Since the remodel was on behalf of her estate and solely for resale, I purposefully chose a neutral palette mixing warm wood tones with cool chrome fixtures, gray cabinets, and a marble seem countertop.

I desired it really feel modern and fresh but have traditional touches also, see the unique design and style program here. This is a 55+ community so the style I went with was transitional, classy, and traditional. I styled it with a number of dishes and decorative objects for the two the true estate listing and to demonstrate it off at its best.

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Here’s a reminder of the kitchen before we remodeled it. It had cream painted cabinets that had yellowed above time, even yellower plastic pulls, and the wall oven was separate from a lowered countertop. The cabinets were sticking from layers of paint, the linoleum floor was quite dated as were the tan laminate countertops. We considered about salvaging the hood, the fridge, and so forth, but the task ended up currently being a complete gut job down to the drywall considering that we required to upgrade all the electrical and lighting anyway.

range wall before


Right here it is comprehensive with new everything.

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The cabinets come with a story, back in November I chose Kraftmaid in Chai but the paint shade was backordered till January so I switched to Martha’s Sharkey Gray but people cabinets took 10 weeks which turned out to be very good since then we had that soffit ceiling fiasco in late January and Martha’s uppers did not come in the shorter dimension so we canceled that order and went with Thomasville in the Cottage style in the Sterling shade which arrived in late March and have been put in in early April.

The cabinets had been well worth the wait simply because they are totally gorgeous, the finish is so smooth, the development is sturdy, and within the cabinets and pantry are wood pull out drawers (forgot to consider a pic!). I chose a chimney hood alternatively of a stainless steel hood in the identical paint colour as the cabinets.

gray and white kitchen corner view

I chose white appliances simply because I’ve usually liked them and they really feel really clean to me, and also I felt stainless appliances would be as well considerably gray offered that each the uppers and lowers are gray. If I’d gone with white uppers (a trendier search) then I probably would have picked stainless appliances, but because this kitchen is a lot more transitional in fashion, I chose white appliances for contrast, so the gray and white combo is the reverse of a white kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The white appliances tie in with the flecks of white in the backsplash, the white that is existing in the marble appear countertops, and the crisp white sink and ceiling.

The wood floating shelves are from Kraftmaid, we never changed that part of the original purchase. They have been a discomfort to install but I so love the stained wood which ties in with the dark floor, also the medley of glass cabinets and open shelving enables for both storage and attractive show.

gray kitchen cabinets wood vinyl floors sink view


The floors are vinyl and so good! They are Trafficmaster Allure, but I fail to remember which style of wood so I have to track down the buy, I’ll update later on right now.

wood look vinyl floors and shelves gray cabinets


The backsplash is a glass and shell medley by Jeffrey Court, it’s a mix of pearlescent tiles in brown and white with flecks of gray and cream in them too, it pulls all the tones together and the shell tiles have an iridescent reflection in daylight, extremely pretty!

mosaic backsplash formica countertops


irridescent backsplash wood shelves


The countertops are Formica Carrara Bianco in the Best Edge. It amazes me how far laminate countertops have come! You can get the seem of marble for sooooo considerably less plus they are minimal maintenance and effortless to clean.

formica marble look countertops

The essential to a a lot more contemporary application is to make sure there is no lip or backsplash like you see on the outdated installations. Laminate seems so much more like stone when the backsplash tile meets the solid surface exactly where their vertical and horizontal planes meet in the corner.

formica marble look kitchen countertops

Formica is having a contest now &#8211 you can enter your area for a likelihood to win&#160 a \$10,000 makeover &#8211 details right here.

formica marble countertop


The Delta faucet with spray is polished chrome with a contemporary arch, the faucet swivels from side to side, the sink is cast iron Kohler from Property Depot.

polished chrome faucet chrome hardware


Oh that hardware! I enjoy it so considerably I program to use it in the Las Vegas kitchen remodel also. The pulls are beautiful and so reliable, really heavy in your hand, and stunning jewelry on the Shaker design cabinets, mimicking their square shape. Each and every pull and knob come with back plates which add that minor one thing extra.

gray cabinet drawers polished chrome pulls


polished chrome knobs


We saved money on this undertaking by maintaining the same footprint and leaving the appliances in the same spot. (There are no gas lines available in this planned community so we had to stick with electrical.) We utilised wood search vinyl flooring instead of tile or wood and a free of charge standing range rather of slide in range, we also took advantage of 10% off coupons and weekend appliance bargains from Residence Depot.

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pantry and fridge view


One particular of the massive modifications we deemed essential was getting rid of the full wall on the right and creating a pony wall and peninsula to provide an additional eating surface and open up room to adjacent loved ones space that was previously closed off. We also upgraded all the lighting by swapping the outdated florescent box light for recessed cans, under cabinet lighting, and new sconces.

new peninsula

Now there is a view into the kitchen and guests or residents can have a conversation with the cook when previously there was just a wall.

view into kitchen from peninsula


view from peninsula

I did not incorporate a microwave but there is a tiny empty wall as you enter the kitchen in which a cart and microwave can reside if the potential house owner needs it.

gray white kitchen side view


And a handful of far more Ahead of and Afters …

sink wall before

kitchen sink side


kitchen before

corner view



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Several of the sources are listed above but here they are yet again: Thomasville in Cottage design, Sterling colour / Formica Carrara Bianco countertops / wood floating shelves are Kraftmaid cabinetry/ Delta chrome faucet with spray /&#160 Jeffrey Court glass and shell backsplash / chrome pulls and knobs / pendants over peninsula / fridge / dishwasher / selection / rug: Martha Stewart from HomeGoods.

Let me know if you have any queries and I’ll solution them in the comments!

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