I just love a good before and after story. To start off the weekend, I’ll send you off with a dramatic kitchen transformation in Potomac, Md., by designer Kristin Peake of Rockville. The gorgeous cabinetry was supplied by Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, also in Rockville.
Here’s the finished product:
Now, look at what it used to be — an ’80s relic that Kristin brought into this century:
Here’s a shot of Kristin, obviously contemplating how she’s going to improve this space:
Now, look at the space where Kristin once stood. The window seat and chairs provide ample seating for her clients, a young couple with four children.
Kristin totally opened this space and brought so much light into it, along with lighter cabinetry, counters and furnishings. It just makes you feel like you can breathe again.
Here’s the old family room — blah:
And the new one — ahh! Kristin added bright beadboard in place of those sad shelves, and created space to hang the flat-screen TV.
And here are some more images of the working kitchen area — what a joy it must be for this family to use every day. The backsplash tile is from Architectural Ceramics.