Kitchen of the Week: Updated Colonial Style in Creamy White

via PS & Daughters

A kitchen in a once-neglected house gets an elegant and roomy overhaul for a growing family

Paul and Danielle O’Connor grew up outside Philadelphia and met in their late twenties. After marrying and having children, they found their small starter home bursting at the seams. They spent two years searching for a bigger home before landing the traditional stone Colonial-style house they’d always dreamed of owning.

But after sitting vacant for many years, the house needed a full head-to-toe renovation before the O’Connors could move in. Here they share details on how they overhauled the kitchen with modern features and a creamy white look while respecting the history of the house.

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Kitchen of the Week: Open and Gray Save the Day

A workhorse island replaces an awkward storage tower, and a neutral palette brings a balance of cool and warm tones

Kitchen islands increase storage and work surface. But the original island in this kitchen got only half that formula right. Sure, the stacked wall of cabinets offered plenty of storage, but its near floor-to-ceiling configuration meant you couldn’t see over it, and it didn’t provide space for prep work or serving meals.

Designer Lauren O’Connor of Sanctuary Design completely reconfigured the kitchen layout, with priority given to opening up the space and spreading out the storage through a workhorse island and even tucking in a new work desk.

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Kitchen of the Week: Crisp White Cabinets and Room for Family

A Victorian home near Chicago gets an updated kitchen to improve brightness, beauty, function and flow

Although roomy, this kitchen inside a century-old Victorian home needed updates to cabinets, countertops and appliances.

Because the family members cook and bake almost all their meals at home from scratch due to dietary restrictions, they wanted to make the kitchen functional for multiple cooks, with several appliances and enjoyable for anyone who wanted to watch.

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A Functional Face-Lift for a Historic Craftsman Kitchen

An open layout creates better connectivity, while a mix of schoolhouse, farmhouse and Craftsman styles brings modern charm

This couple loves making daily meals together, but having a kitchen that was separate from living areas made it difficult for them to cook while keeping an eye on their two young kids.

Working with architect Kim Grant, the homeowners created a new kitchen layout that’s more open to the living space, and introduced natural materials that dovetail nicely with the historic Craftsman home.

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Room of the Day: Custom-Look Kitchen on a Budget

An artistic New York City family enlists the help of a skillful designer to create a customized built-in appearance using Ikea cabinets

Brooklyn residents Bosco Sodi and Lucia Corredor liked the clean lines, no-frills nature and budget-friendliness of Ikea kitchens. But the artistic couple were a bit turned off by the thought of going with a cookie-cutter solution in their new home.

Seeking a European style with lots of storage, they sought out designer Jennifer Levy to create a customized built-in look for their open-plan kitchen. To top it off, Levy modified Ikea butcher block countertop pieces to form a waterfall-edge breakfast bar. Click HERE for the full story…

A California Kitchen Boots Out Beige

A down-and-out kitchen catches the joy wave and turns up the fun for a social family of 5

These homeowners aren’t fans of bland. After moving from the Midwest to embrace the laid-back vibe of the West Coast, the frequent entertainers wanted to bring spunk to their neutral kitchen.

Now new white cabinets and counters keep the room light, while vibrant yellow window trim, funky hardware and custom tile in retro colors jazz it up. Click HERE for the full story…

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