Kitchen Remodel: Before & After

College Station, TX

We have been busy with quite a few kitchen & bathroom renovations over the past few months. Here’s a close look at one of our kitchen remodels we recently completed for our client, Dawn. It was a pleasure working with Dawn, and we are so pleased with the finished result.

We didn’t need to change much about the layout of this kitchen. We relocated the fridge to make room for a double oven, and relocated the sink from the corner of the peninsula to the center. We replaced the existing cabinets with new custom cabinets, floating shelves, appliances, paint, flooring, granite counters, new fixtures, and a custom vent hood. Dawn chose a leather finish for her granite counters, which gives it a more natural stone look. Traditionally, granite is smoothly finished and has a glossy sheen. The leather finish provides a matte look with a slightly rough texture. It almost feels like a hybrid between traditional granite & concrete, and is a great compromise for homeowners who are wanting a concrete look without it feeling too industrial. We love the way it looks in Dawn’s kitchen with the other natural elements she chose.

As a carpentry company, we like to bring unique elements of custom carpentry to all of our remodels. We constructed Dawn’s vent hood & floating shelves out of common pine. While this type of wood is not typically used for staining, we wanted to use a type of wood that would only hold stain on certain parts of the grain, in order to accentuate the texture. Dawn loved the look of the sample we created, and I think the end result is a perfect contrast to the gray & white color palate in the rest of her kitchen.

Have a look at Dawn’s kitchen!

We also updated Dawn’s fireplace to keep with the style of her new kitchen. We replaced the outdated wood & tile with painted brick and built a custom mantle out of knotty alder wood.

Dawn’s vision for her kitchen turned out beautifully, and we are thankful for the opportunity to help her create a space she loves!