Reader Kitchen Remodel

Before & After: A Navy & Gold Kitchen Gets a Contemporary Update

updated May 30, 2019
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Danielle and her husband recently purchased a farm house that has been in Danielle’s family for years. One of the first things Danielle, who writes the blog The Creative Bite, wanted to update was the navy and gold 1970s kitchen that her grandmother designed.

The couple needed a more contemporary space, and one that felt more connected to the rest of their home. We think they nailed it. Take a look!

What an upgrade! Danielle and her husband completely removed all of the cabinets and replaced them with glazed white cabinets. The old ones were able to be reused by a friend of theirs, so they were able to cut down on their demolition waste.

We love the fact that they kept a similar layout to the old kitchen with the counter that completely encircles the space. But they opened it up by taking down the wall across from the refrigerator.

The wall behind the stove was what they tore out to open it up to their living room.

Here’s the view from the living room into the kitchen now. It lets in so much more light than before. And the white cabinets and light-colored countertops certainly help brighten the space as well.

In addition to the new backsplash, the new floors, and new countertops, Danielle got the chance to design her cabinets to fit her exact cooking style. That meant including a dedicated cabinet with a pop-up shelf for her stand mixer and a cabinet to hold her trash and recycling with a cutting board that pulls out directly over the waste bin. Genius!

You can see more of the remodel on Danielle’s site: The Creative Bite.

Congratulations on a fabulous new kitchen, Danielle. And thanks for sharing it with us!

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