Today I am working on a kitchen redesign project. I am trying to work within my clients budget and get them the biggest bang for their buck. There is already beautiful existing granite so that is one expense that we don't have to factor into the budget.
We want to bring more light into the room so I am going to try to bring in reflective surfaces in a glass tile backsplash, frosted glass in the cabinet fronts, and stainless steel in the appliances. I would also like to add some overhead pendant lighting along the bar area.
The eat-in kitchen area is very small and feels cramped with the table that they have. So I would like to bring the windows up and do a built in bench and then bring in a small table with two chairs on the outter edges of the space so we can maximize the kitchen seating without compromising the traffic pattern in the home.
I am also looking to bring in a faux painter to put some texture on the walls to cover up existing probelms areas as well as warm the space up. One of the struggles with contempory kitchens is to keep them feeling warm and inviting. The kitchen is very often the heart of the home, and a family gathering place, I want to be sure to maintain a warm feeling.