Blueprint for Improvement: Transitional kitchen and bathroom update in Carmel


Background Info: This early 1990s home is in the Woodgate neighborhood of Carmel. The homeowners love the home they are in but wanted to give it an overall update to help them get more use out of the space they have because they plan to stay in the home for several more years.


The original kitchen felt small and there was limited cabinet storage and countertop space. The kitchen also was very dark and lacked design appeal. In addition to the kitchen, there were several bathrooms that had never been updated.


The goal was to create a transitional design for the kitchen and bathrooms while making each space work better for the homeowners’ lifestyle.

  1. In the kitchen the largest transformation came from new white cabinetry and adding more cabinets to fill the space. The cabinets’ height also was extended to the ceiling, which is a visual trick that helps to make the room appear larger.
  2. Another change came from replacing the countertops in the kitchen and extending the island, which created more functional countertop space for the homeowner.
  3. Convenient storage solutions were incorporated to help keep countertop appliances hidden.
  4. Updates were made to the master, guest and powder bathrooms. One of the most dramatic bathroom updates came from removing the tub in the master bathroom to create more space.

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