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Classic, Neutral Kitchen Tour | Alabaster, AL
 
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Alabaster kitchen Tour

Today's blog post is a beautiful kitchen renovation by our Tuscaloosa design consultant Stephanie! We love the classic, bright design of this space and are excited to share it with you all. 

The countertops in this space set the tone for the whole kitchen.  Calcatta Laza Quartz, the marble-like surface featured here, is bright, durable, and it's grey veining adds lovely texture. 

To add subtle contrast, the walls in this kitchen are painted Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and the cabinets are in a half formula of the same color.  These tones are the perfect compliment to the back splash which features white polished subway tile with accents of Arctic Storm mosaic, outlined with 5/8" Venatino Marble pencil.  To add cohesion between the countertops and backsplash, Stephanie used bleached wood grout.

Our favorite feature in this room is the Post Oak Hemlock floors.  The stunning, rich tones in these hardwoods add warmth and depth to the otherwise bright and light space.

See something you'd like to incorporate in your own home? Stop by our Tuscaloosa store, or any of showrooms, to begin your own kitchen renovation!

 
Bright, Colorful Kitchen Before and After
 
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Emily Kuhn Kitchen tour

Today we are excited to feature the kitchen of our social media manager, Emily.   Emily and her husband Andrew recently bought a home knowing it needed a lot of work to make it a space they loved. With a limited budget and a little hard work, we were able to freshen up this space and take it from dark and dated to bright and cheery!

Before we started on this kitchen, the whole room was basically brown. Brown floors, brown cabinets, brown walls.  The space felt small, dark, and definitely dated. We began by taking out the outdated floors, misfitting upper cabinets, and dingy counter tops.  Due to their smaller budget, Emily and Andrew knew they needed to keep the existing footprint of the kitchen.  By simply replacing the surfaces and adding fresh paint, they were able to make a big change while sticking to their limited budget.  The biggest statement in this space is the unique floor tiles.  These 20" grey hexagon tiles from Savoia Italia add tons of texture and visual interest to the small space while still feeling light and neutral.

After removing the upper cabinets, Andrew and Emily knew they wanted to replace them with open shelving.  Because the space is smaller, this was a great option to open up the space and make it feel a little larger. They chose to use glossy white subway tile behind the shelves to create a clean and cohesive look throughout the space.

For the countertops, we chose a beautiful, bright, and durable Quartz surface called Calacatta Vincenza.  Emily and Andrew love the look of marble, but wanted something that required less maintenance, so Quartz was a great option for them. We love how the grey veining in the countertops ties into the grey floors. Originally, Emily and Andrew had planned to paint the lower cabinets white, but after realizing how little cabinets were left, they decided to take a risk and paint them in a fun color.  After trying many samples in similar shades, they decided on Benjamin Moore Azores AF-495.  They love that it is playful, yet muted. 

The biggest functional change in this kitchen was to close off the laundry area.  By tearing out the existing laundry cabinets and creating a small closet around the laundry area, we were able to hide the washing machine and dryer and create a small pantry space.

Off of the kitchen is a half-bath. When we saw this bathroom, we knew everything had to go.  In addition to replacing the vanity and fixtures, we removed the faux wall tiles and added board and batten. This instantly elevated the space.  Emily chose a pale lavender with grey undertones, Benjamin Moore Porcelain 2113-60, for the walls.

To brighten up the dark wood paneling, we painted the walls, trim, and ceiling in a crisp white, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65.  It is incredible how a fresh coat of paint can make such a big impact!

 
Holiday Room Tour | Hoover, AL
 
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Sleeper Kitchen Tour

We are excited to share with you a special holiday room tour! When our client bought this home, the kitchen had a great layout, but the dark finishes made the whole room feel dark and dated. By adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls and cabinets, new countertops and backsplash, and new stainless steel appliances, we were able to to transform this room into a bright, airy, and modern space.

Rather than going with a traditional subway tile, this kitchen features a vintage handcrafted 3x6 porcelain subway tile in a herringbone pattern. We love how this adds interest and texture while still feeling classic and neutral.

For the countertops, the client chose Calacatta Vicenza Quartz.  This warm white surface with hints of grey veining is the perfect choice for those wanting a surface that is similar in style to marble, but is more durable. To add a little contrast, the island is painted in Benjamin Moore Valley Forge Tan, a great neutral that leans more towards grey than tan, despite the name.

The walls in the kitchen and living room are painted in one of our favorite whites, Sea Pearl. This warm white was the perfect tone to brighten up the space as well as a wonderful backdrop for holiday decor!

We hope you've enjoyed this little dose of holiday cheer, and we hope you have a wonderful Christmas!