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Statesman Style, Where Transitional Meets Sophistication

Feb 3, 2017 | Linda Fennessy

Ready to see the difference a kitchen renovation can make in a small kitchen space?

Meet Kitchen Magic's featured Renovation of the Month and see how smart design choices result in a sophisticated kitchen that looks more spacious and stylish, while still managing to meet the homeowner's budget goals.

Remodeled Kitchen with Barnwood Cabinets

It All Started With a Timeless Cabinet Refacing Selection

These retired, New Jersey homeowners love their kitchen but they wanted something a little more stylish and streamlined. Since cabinets comprise some of the largest visible square footage in the kitchen, we decided to start there.

Our clients were thrilled to learn refacing cabinetry costs roughly 50% less than building new, custom cabinets - but have all the same benefits. Going the refaced route conserved a precious percentage of the kitchen design budget, enabling them to splurge on upscale Cambria quartz countertops. The homeowners selected Statesman-style cabinet doors, which work well in both traditional and transitional designs - regardless of your style sense.

We were thrilled when they bunked some of the more trendy options and went with Picaya doors from our Avant Garde Collection. The Picaya pattern has a wonderful mix of cream and brown tones, and the faux-wood grain gives them a rustic or even Designing a timeless kitchen is one-part aesthetics and two-parts durability. Cambria countertops score in both categories. With the money our budget-savvy homeowners saved by refacing the cabinets, they were able to splurge on Cambria quartz countertops in Windemere. Not only does the counter's sophisticated pattern of greys and beiges look picture-perfect with the new cabinets, quartz's resistance to chipping, etching and staining means they'll last a lifetime.. (Design Hint: If you like the look of rustic wood, check out the Avant Garde Collection's Barnwood option as well).

Choose High-End Countertops That Last a Lifetime

Designing a timeless kitchen is one-part aesthetics and two-parts durability. Cambria countertops score in both categories. With the money our budget-savvy homeowners saved by refacing the cabinets, they were able to splurge on Cambria quartz countertops in Windemere. Not only does the counter's sophisticated pattern of greys and beiges look picture-perfect with the new cabinets, quartz's resistance to chipping, etching and staining means they'll last a lifetime.

Kitchen Renovation with Cambria Quartz Countertop

Make a Small Kitchen Bigger Without Adding a Single Square Foot

Perhaps one of the most notable result from this kitchen remodel is how we took a small kitchen and made it bigger, without adding a single square foot. We did it by utilizing smart cabinet storage (allowing countertop clutter to be neatly housed out of sight). Also, by selecting a bright backsplash tile, the room visibly opens - and the subway tile layout creates a linear illusion of longer walls and countertop spaces.

Kitchen Remodel Before and After with Barnwood Cabinets and Quartz Countertop

This kitchen may be small, but it certainly isn't short on style.

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Topics: Remodel of the Month