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A Kitchen and Dining Room Redesign with the Perfect Blend of Function and Style

Home Makeover redesign of kitchen and dining room by Organized by Design

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
by Sherry Castaldi
Category: Home Makeovers

Changing the original kitchen layout, adding storage where needed, and sprinkling in the just the right touch of glam to reflect the homeowner’s style, while keeping the true charm and feel of the home was the goal of this renovation and redesign project.

The corner sink with the corner cabinet above was quite awkward and there was lost space on the right side due to the basement door location.

Kitchen before redesign

Kitchen Before Home Makeover

The door to the basement was relocated giving much needed space to the kitchen, allowing for the better layout and repositioning of the sink, stove and dishwasher.

Kraftmaid Harper Maple 1/2″ overlay dove white cabinets were chosen for the kitchen and back pantry area. Counter tops are beautiful Calcutta Gray Quartz perfectly paired with the reflective sheen of the Versailles Arabesque Foggy Meadow glass tile with dimension diamond grout for the backsplash.

The kitchen is further enhanced with crown molding and interior window moldings, brushed satin nickel pulls, stainless pulldown kitchen faucet, stainless steel sink, a traditional stainless pot filler, as well as new stainless steel appliances.

Home Makeover Kitchen and Dining Room by Organized by Design

Kitchen After Home Makeover

Also included in the kitchen redesign was this back pantry area.

Pantry Before Redesign

Pantry Before Home Makeover

Chicago Southside Brick is used in the wide entry into the back pantry area. Enhancing the functionality of this pantry area is the custom pantry cabinet and new wall cabinetry with the same Calcutta gray quartz countertop as in the kitchen.  The wall paint color is Sherwin Williams #6219 Rain.

Kitchen Panty Makeover by Organized by Design

Pantry After Makeover

Opening up the dining room walls to the kitchen allow the rooms to flow together beautifully. The new built-in cabinetry of Kraftmaid Lyndale Maple full overlay shaker style dove white cabinets have lighted upper display cabinets showcase the homeowners’ treasures.

A custom butcher block counter top is stained to mirror the dark wood windowsills original to the home. The Chicago Southside Brick is repeated on the remaining wall space around the window and between the cabinetry.

The wall color is Sherwin Williams #6106 Kilim Beige. Silver Vintage Dupioni Silk curtain panels adorn the front window while a hand-tufted Tuleta Ivory wool rug adds warmth to the hardwood floors.

The custom-made table with antique was finish and it’s accompanying stained wood chairs get a fresh new look when the chairs are painted with Annie Sloan old white chalk paint. A custom crystal chandelier adds the perfect glamorous sparkle to complete the room.

Kitchen and Dining Room Makeover by Organized by Design

Dining Room After Makeover

While still keeping the original charm of the home, there is now a better kitchen layout, additional storage due to more cabinetry, modern fixtures, new appliances and elegant touches throughout, for the perfect kitchen and dining room home makeover and another very happy homeowner!


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