At Blackhawk, we were presented with a problem of a kitchen that felt dark and dated. We’re talkin’ 80’s oak cabinets, rounded drywall corners, and TILE on the COUNTERTOP! The kitchen felt like a time capsule from the 1980’s and oh god that crown ceiling moulding. To transform the kitchen from “Full House” to “Modern Family,” we removed visual noise and introduced sleek and contemporary materials and details.
To make the kitchen feel more open and light, we removed most of the wall blocking out the dining room and minimized the upper cabinet space. This increased the line of sight from one side of the house to the other and allowed more light to flow in from the glass doors in the dining room. The simple, white countertop drops seamlessly to the floor, providing aesthetic contrast with the newly stained but original wood floors. The old oak display cubbies were replaced with an elegant bar, allowing for casual meals that fit more with a modern family’s lifestyle.
We used c-channel pulls with white slab face cabinets, a common detail used in French kitchens that hides the hardware and makes the space feel effortlessly clean and chic.
We further modernized and defined the space by removing the ornamental moulding and adding soffits to finish the top of the cabinets while providing useful space for task lighting.
If you’re looking to bring your own kitchen into the 21st century, give us a call for a free consultation!
Stay turned to see what we did to the stairs... Because you know that 80’s oak curving staircase was not going to get away from us!