Before And After: Kitchens That Come Back To Life
There’s probably nothing more suggestive in home design that a 1,000 word comparison, that is in pictures, between an initially inert space, lacking energy and personality, and the same place which metamorphoses into room full of vitality, elegance and color. And since pictures also speak for themselves, here are some of them showing kitchens that come back to life in a series of amazing transformations, via Huffingtonpost.com.
The first set of pictures shows a kitchen in a mountain retreat in Aspen, Colorado. The old kitchen exuded a classic air, all clad in wood, from cabinets to floor, in a usual décor. The change is radical and turned the old space into an open radiant kitchen, bathing in natural light, in which granite and stainless steel surfaces, along the ebony cabinets, steal all the attention.
Again, a kitchen like any other, in Washington DC, visually dominated by all those grey reflections. The change is significant and the same room now features the same reflections, but this time more vibrant, spreading across a glass backsplash in an overall light-flooded décor.
The next two images describe the kitchen of an early 20th century house in Palm Beach, Florida. The designer sought to keep the venerable aspect of the place and kept those classy lines in the kitchen as well. From a totally unwelcoming place, the room turned into a warm kitchen, in chromatic blends highlighted by the natural light.
In the next combination we have a kitchen in a Manhattan apartment with hues of beige and brown as distinctive elements, but which receives even stronger contrasts after renovation, with the black cabinetry and brass pulls, stainless steel, glass and marble.
The pictures below show a kitchen in North Carolina, in a simple traditional design in which differently painted wood plays the central role. The wood stayed, was repainted and then lacquered, with a beautiful Carrara marble counter on top of it, while the industrial style light fixtures and the two chairs come to bring a fine contrast into the picture.