KIRKLAND Kitchen Update ~

When beginning a kitchen makeover you may be unsure where to start. Choosing a focal point is a great place to begin. In this recent project by Nicole Lynn she gives us all the details about how she arrived at these results. “The counter top’s is where I started,” states Lynn. “My first choice for the counters was Italian Statuario marble slab, with a honed matte finish, which I love!  Marble has held a valuable and versatile quality for thousands of years, carrying a notion of high-end living and affluence.  I have noticed more recently it has been gaining great favor with contemporary designers and design conscious consumers,” said Lynn.  She added,“The second product in the running for the kitchen counter tops was quartz.  The reason for this, is durability.  It can have a very similar look to the marble with a greater durability.  It doesn’t chip, break or stain like the marble. After learning more about product durability I choose a quartz slab for the kitchen counter tops.”

“I created the kitchen focal point with quartz slab waterfall counters.  I choose to keep the “step-up” bar in the kitchen for practicality and ran the waterfall edge to the floor on both the counter- top and the bar.  This gave the kitchen a light, bright and open feel,”  Lynn said.

Lynn tells us about the backsplash choice and how they landed on an unusual backsplash product; cement! “I complimented the quartz slab with a fantastic geometric patterned, cement tile backsplash. Cement tile shop has a selection of tile that won’t disappoint even the most particular of taste.  This product really is cement so be prepared to work with that during install”.

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After establishing the kitchen counters and backsplash, we learned the rest was chosen to flatter it.  “I picked a non-scratch insulated sink complimenting it with the sleek delta trinsic faucet.  I purchased a pair of the west elm globe pendants to hang over the kitchen bar, which went perfectly.  Then I found  the most amazing T-pull handles from school house electric for the cabinets. They bring a minimalist design and clean finish of solid brass with a subtle modern texture” Lynn tells us.

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“Overall this fresh new kitchen design made the room feel larger, clean, refreshing and cheery.  It went from black granite tile with no backsplash and a white porcelain sink to this happy place that puts a smile on our faces:) We are still working on completing the final details and will be posting some before and after pictures so you can see how it all turned out,” says Lynn.

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Check back for the final pictures including before and afters COMING SOON!

Also see all the details about where to purchase these items used on our style board.