Reader Kitchen Remodel

Before & After: A Tiny Kitchen Gets an Exotic Update

updated May 30, 2019
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(Image credit: Art of Kitchens)

Today’s kitchen remodel comes from the interior design firm, Art of Kitchens, in Australia. Their clients, a semi-retired couple in the town of Avalon, bought a 1950s house that, while perfect for them in many ways, had a kitchen that wasn’t up to par with their love of cooking and entertaining.

The kitchen didn’t have great storage, plus it was closed off from the rest of the house, and it was looking a little bit dated. But they were able to completely transform the space into a kitchen that suited the couple’s needs.

(Image credit: Art of Kitchens)

We love the sleek update! Not only is it more spacious, but it also has such a unified design now. The contemporary white cabinets and pops of red are so simple and beautiful that it really sets off the decorative tile on the wall above the stove.

Let’s take a look at a couple more “before” photos to get a better sense of just how big a transformation this was.

Before (Image credit: Art of Kitchens)

As you can see, the kitchen was tiny. It didn’t have a lot of storage space, and the storage it did have was open shelving, which definitely isn’t for everyone. Plus, it was closed off from the rest of the house with the sliding door.

(Image credit: Art of Kitchens)

The kitchen is way more spacious now! And while it doesn’t fully connect to the rest of the house, it does feel like you could have more than a couple of people in it without feeling too crowded. The white, gray, and red color scheme is carried out in both the tiles and in the decorative work over the pantry door. Plus, the stainless steel appliances fit right in.

(Image credit: Art of Kitchens)

We also love how the designers at Art of Kitchens reflected their clients’ love of travel through the choice of the tile and the cut-out in the cabinet above the stove. There’s also ample open shelving to display mementos picked up while traveling. Such a fantastic update!

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