Hello! I’m delighted to show you my most recent kitchen renovation today. This is the flip house’s finished kitchen, which is located in Las Vegas. I used taupe and white cabinets, white appliances, and brushed brass fixtures for this room. The dark floors, the bamboo shades’ striped tones, the ceiling fan, and the ornamental accessories all feature mixed wood tones.
Here is a blurry iPhone photo of the room I started with in late 2016. It had worn-out carpeting and oak cabinets that were 30 years old. The sink, range, and refrigerator all stayed in their original locations, but I modernized the room by installing new cabinetry, including an island, as well as some floating shelves adjacent to the sink.
I was going for a contemporary yet classic look. timeless and modern. Light and cheerful with layered neutral tones that are also warm.
My beautiful white walls were retextured and painted White on White by Glidden because I love smooth white walls. For so long, I’ve had a thing for taupe kitchen cabinets, so I went with them for this room. Warmer grays are now more readily available, which I enjoy because they look lovely with brass and unfinished wood tones.
I coupled white quartz countertops with white appliances because, in my opinion, they seem so pristine. Dark wood-tone luxury vinyl plank flooring adds depth and grounds the extremely light and airy space.
I went with a more conventional white tile backsplash because this house was just bought to resell.
They aren’t the standard 3 x 6″ size; instead, I went with an elongated glazed version with some rippling curves that catch the light because to their uneven surface. I chose them since they appear handcrafted and are slightly crooked up close. In a tutorial for DIY tile installation, I’ll give more detailed pictures.
I adore how the white hood blends in perfectly with the upper cabinets and tile. You may remember that I used the similar concept while designing this galley kitchen, which features a white hood over the range and tiling around the chimney. Additionally, I opted for a slide-in range over a freestanding one because the latter’s back follows the contour of the counters and accentuates the tile more.
Because I don’t like microwave hoods very much, I chose not to install one over the range. I considered if a microwave would fit in the island but decided against it in favor of additional storage. If the next owner so chooses, they can conceal a microwave in the pantry or place it on the counter next to the pantry.
For the lower cabinets, I decided to use a number of drawers, both on the island and next to the dishwasher and range.
I prefer the two floating shelves over the previous cabinet that was located next to the window over the dishwasher. Do you still recall the argument between closed cabinets and open shelves? I must say that I adore these in this kitchen because they offer the ideal place for a few colorful dishes. I enjoy that this tiny space serves as a focal point for attractive things because I put so much storage elsewhere.
Here’s a different look of the previous kitchen. You can see how the island offers a better solution and more flow in this situation. The new refrigerator has cabinetry above it and is counter-depth. The appliances were purchased on Black Friday at a reduced price (sources below).
I adore single handle sink faucets, and this one in champagne bronze is very stunning! The honey bronze pulls and knobs’ golden undertones blend well with it. A granite composite double basin serves as the sink.
The pantry wall came out beautifully, and I’m really happy with it. There was only a small, uncomfortable oak pantry cabinet there, resting on dirty carpet, on that side of the kitchen. This is how it appeared before to the demo:
I saw this wall as a chance to add a ton more storage and usefulness, so I added white open storage above, two tall pantry cabinets in the same color, and a row of the lower cabinets in the contrasting oat color.
The hardware is the same honey bronze handles and knobs as on the opposite side of the kitchen, and the oat-colored cabinets are topped with the same quartz countertop.
The kitchen’s original footprint may be seen from this angle. As you can see, I left the appliances in their original locations with the exception of moving the dishwasher from where it was located inside the peninsula to next to the sink. Instead of replicating the peninsula because I thought it would have better flow, I built an island. It includes a great deal more storage space as well as space for counter stools.
Given that this is a desert climate, I left room for a breakfast nook next to the island and added a lovely ceiling fan made of koa wood, which creates a lovely contrast with the white walls.
I hope the tour was enjoyable! Please feel free to raise any questions if I missed anything as I give my sources below.