Claes & Melinda's Classy, Cozy Kitchen

Claes & Melinda's Classy, Cozy Kitchen

Cambria Bold
Aug 13, 2012

This beautiful renovated kitchen in Phoenix owes itself entirely to the handiwork of its owners, Claes and Melinda, who did all the remodeling work themselves. The style has a distinct Scandinavian aesthetic, an ode to Claes' native Sweden, and every element was carefully chosen. As they told Apartment Therapy, "We don't spend a lot of money and most of the stuff we have, we've had for a long time. We just recover it and repaint it and patch it up. If I need something, I just make it."

Unlike a lot of remodels, this kitchen doesn't feel too fancy or austere. Rather, it feels completely accessible, effortless, functional, and cozy. Elements include a few splurges (like the Wolf cooktop) but also budget IKEA cabinetry, with detailing work done by Claes (who's a woodworker).

Full Resource List

• Wolf Gas Cooktop
• Ikea cabinetry with lath additions by Claes
• Plywood dining table made by Claes
• Parlor chairs from Claes' mother
• Captain's chairs from Melinda's grandmother
• Tile from Wholesalers USA
• The pink paint was a homemade mix of Maimeri Polycolor Rosa Chiaro

See the Full Tour: Claes & Melinda's Natural (& Beautiful) Chaos at Apartment Therapy

Related: A Cozy Kitchen with Modest Updates

(Images: Lindsey Nochta/Apartment Therapy)

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