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Then & Now: Kanitz Kitchen Renewal

This kitchen was in dire need of a facelift!

Its dark laminate countertop, over-mount sink, cheap faucet, and dirty backsplash and grout were the bane of the homeowner’s existence since she bought the house a year ago. The lack of under-counter lighting made the kitchen especially dark. She called in my kitchen designer/build team to assess and rescue her dated kitchen and renew her space. Sometimes, like in this instance, only some elements of a space need to be updated. In this kitchen, my client elected to keep the cabinetry. This saved us thousands of dollars and plenty of time.

In this after photo, it’s clear that the new kitchen renovation is serene, clean and refreshed. The old cabinetry appears new when paired with the updates. My client wanted to have a light countertop, so we chose a granite called Lennon White. I suggested a glass subway tile to reflect light and bring a subtle sparkle to the dated kitchen. The client agreed and she selected the 2×12 inch size with a bright white grout. We added under counter lighting and new kitchen designer plumbing fixtures. This Blanco double undermount sink is more hygienic than the old overmount (and obviously more beautiful). We paired it with a high end Hans Grohe pull out faucet. In just 2 weeks of kitchen renovations we freshened up the look and enhanced her space!

By Shelley Kanitz

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