About a year ago, my brother and his wife woke up to a flooded house. Actually the flood started in the kitchen with a water supply line break behind their refrigerator. Over night the water traveled from the kitchen, into their dining room, powder room, laundry room, family room and down the stairs to their finished basement. What a nightmare!! It took months to get the damage repaired and put the house back together. It was a long and messy process but now they have a brand new kitchen and it’s gorgeous!
Because their kitchen was 13 years old, the cabinets had faded a bit, as they tend to do. The upper cabinets were fine, but the lower cabinets had to be replaced because of the water damage. Long story short, all of the cabinets had to be replaced in order for them to match. They loved the look of the rich cherry cabinets they had before so they went with that again. This time they took the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, which I LOVE. They added a beautiful custom hood fan over the stove and relocated the microwave.
While the kitchen was torn apart, they decided to take the opportunity to open up the kitchen to the adjoining family room. They relocated the pantry across the room to the right of the refrigerator. They removed a seldom used built in desk and opened up the wall. Because a support beam was necessary, they wrapped it in decorative trim. It looks like a piece of art. Now both rooms are bright and airy and make it ideal for entertaining!
The old island was two tiered and visually cut the kitchen in half. This time they increased the size of the island, made it all one level and allowed for an overhang with decorative corbels for extra seating. They topped the island and cabinets with a beautiful granite. Now they have lots of prep and serving space. It turned out beautifully!
I found these darling chandeliers at one of my favorite stores in PA. I thought they would look perfect over their new island so I sent my sister in law a picture of them and she loved them! They were dusty and needed a little tlc. After a little negotiating, I got the pair for $100. Luckily there were two existing can lights above the island so the electrician just had to move them over a bit to center the chandeliers over the new island. My sister in law bought some new shades and glued on some trim with tiny crystals. She added magnetic crystals along the bottom of the chandeliers for some extra bling. They really add great sparkle to the kitchen and match their beautiful new stainless steel appliances!
The new kitchen looks amazing! Our family is very close knit and we have lots of get togethers. My brother and his wife often host and the open concept is perfect for our large crowd. All of the adjoining rooms got an update as well. What was an awful accident turned into something beautiful! Photos courtesy of my sweet sister in law. Thank you for letting me share your story! xoxox