Ellicott City Rags to Riches Remodel
This story has a very happy ending. Our homeowner worked alongside designer Katie Heyman to create a beautiful and dramatic climax to a standard, “ho-hum” kitchen. To bring about the drama you see here, 70/30 dark kitchen cabinets were chosen from Koch Cabinets Classic Series “Savannah” in Java. The beautiful glass front cabinet offers light and interest to the dark wood tones and is a great place to show off the owner’s art glass. Crown molding brings about a formal feel by extending the cabinets to the ceiling. The client carefully chose light fixtures that were contemporary to aid in this transitional style, as well as, the longer polished chrome cabinet hardware.
To lighten the kitchen a pale gray floor, Neo style Silver tile, was chosen in an offset pattern. The motion of the granite waterfall countertop in Silverado softens the space and also brings a light reflective quality complimenting this transitional feel along with Daltile tile in White Ice on the backsplash. We incorporated under cabinet lights with daylight/natural look and recessed lighting was carefully placed to provide just the right amount of task lighting for food preparation.
The greatest challenge to this renovation was the angled wall that housed a computer desk and hid ductwork. We chose to incorporate custom pantry cabinets floor to ceiling to offset the angle. What a dramatic look these dark kitchen cabinets create! This kitchen is unrecognizable from the previous room. A true Pygmalion story.