They are a newly married couple with a young daughter. They bought a very cool 60's Brady Bunch style house and have kept a modern 60's vibe to the home. They have slowly been updating their home, but needed help when it came to their kitchen.
If I had to describe their old kitchen in one word it would be YELLOW.
From the cabinets, to the countertops, to the walls, to the backsplash--everything was an acid yellow. I honestly don't know HOW they waited this long to rid the room of yellow.
They had a small budget and didn't know what they wanted. They originally wanted soft creams and whites with a granite top. Although we love this look, my boss and I knew that they were too hip and young for a cream kitchen.
Here's what we proposed:
Glass tile backsplash. The tile is mainly beige/white and gray/black with an iridescent finish that adds a hint of blue and green.
Simple Veining Granite-- when trying to save on a kitchen, by using a less exotic vein, you can save a lot of money
|ICI Falling Rain|
|ICI White Room|
Although we kept the expensive pieces more neutral- we made sure that they had a punch of pattern to keep it interesting.
One EASY way to keep costs down in a kitchen remodel is keeping your cabinets. With this client, we simply sanded them down and repainted them. The hardware was original to the house and had a quite unique look, so those even stayed!
For WELL under $10,000 this couple got a young, hip kitchen that fits their lifestyle and the style of the house!