Blueprint for Improvement: West Carmel Kitchen Transformation


Background Info: This 1998 home in the Weston Ridge neighborhood of West Carmel is a great space for the homeowners to raise their small family. After 20 years with no updates, the homeowners decided to remodel.


The kitchen felt small and lacked proper storage. The materials used in the original kitchen had been there since the home was built. Those materials not only dated the space, but no longer functioned well for the homeowner.


The goal was to create a more modern kitchen design for the homeowner while optimizing the space.

  1. The largest transformation came from replacing the cabinetry with white cabinets on the perimeter and dark grey island cabinets. The contrasting cabinets help make the space appear larger than it is.
  2. Additional cabinetry was added to bring the cabinets to ceiling height. This not only added storage but also helped make the space appear larger.   
  3. Another large transformation came from replacing the microwave with a microwave drawer which was incorporated into the island. A modern, stainless steel range hood was installed above the stove, where the microwave previously was.
  4. A modern glass subway tile backsplash and a new lighting plan finish off the look.

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