Here is the BEFORE Kitchen at #ProjectChris:
Not bad really considering that is the builder's choice and it has an efficient layout. But you know me, a brown kitchen with brown granite countertop, marshmallow inspired range, and not so appealing facuet and hardware will definitely bother me for a very long time. For that very reason, I have been dreaming about these timeless classic beauties in shades of soothing creams and greys + showstopper hardware/ faucet + sensational lighting.
|images via Sarah Richardson Design / House & Home|
A classic, timeless kitchen doesn't mean it has to be all dressed in white. For me, two-tone kitchen cabinets pairing with natural, organic materials and state-of-the-art, sleek, and energy efficient appliances is what makes a kitchen truly the heart of the home. Here is My Panasonic Kitchen Style inspiration board, and it accomplished just that with the Panasonic IH Cooktop and Convection Oven being the stars of the show!
|images via Panasonic Cooking Canada / The Home Depot|
The kitchen makeover also includes a complete transformation of the island. Inspired by this country kitchen by Sarah Richardson with her use of reclaimed barn boards, my plan is to transform this ordinary island into a delicious master piece by cladding the island with this laminate flooring material with a weathered look. It is easy to install and since the material is not very thick, the transformed island will look sleek, sophisticated, and has a touch of refined rustic flair.
To further emphasize the juxtaposition between classic designs and modern elements, I am also pairing this traditional bridge faucet with side spray with a sexy, edgy pendant. The hit of black doesn't not only tie in with the black accents on the Panasonic IH Cooktop and Convection Oven, it also helps ground this overall light and airy kitchen.
The final design element in this kitchen makeover is to accessorize the cabinets with these striking octagonal knobs in brushed brass. As for the final practical component, Chris has requested a TV in the kitchen and this Panasonic LED TV truly combines functions and style.
And here is a chance for you to update your kitchen with state-of-the-art appliance from Panasonic Cooking Canada. This Mid-size Genius Inverter Microwave & Trim Kit (value at approximately $470) could be yours (Canadian resident only, excluding Quebec). Here are the contest rules and details:
|images via Panasonic Cooking Canada|