If you’ve read my blog for a while you probably have seen me talking about my interior design projects. I have worked with many wonderful clients from around the world, from Australia, Ireland, Canada and United States. Having this job for me is not only a passion, but also a way to meet some great people that share the same taste for interiors.
I started working with this client a while back and we have worked on her family room, front entry and the kitchen. After living in this house in Atlanta for many years and raising her two boys, Jeanne and her husband decided it was time to renovate her home after her kids moved out.
While planning her kitchen, I knew we weren’t going for a major renovation, but I wanted it to feel as if it did. I wanted my client to have the kitchen of her dreams and I wanted her to have all the amenities she needed. The old kitchen lacked on counter space and storage. This was resolved with a slightly larger custom kitchen island and a beautiful butler’s pantry cabinet. I feel the result is amazing considering that we didn’t replace cabinets and kept custom design to a minimum.
If you ask me what the best part of the project was, I have to say it was meeting my client. Jeanne, I know was a gift sent to my life. She is now a friend that I will always have present in my life.
Before & After Kitchen Reno with Painted Cabinets
This kitchen has so many memories. This is where she saw her little boys become young man. We kept the same cabinets and flooring.
The kitchen does not look the same, does it? We had a new island made by a private cabinet maker and we changed the island and perimeter counter top as well.
A full view of the kitchen before the renovation. If you look ahead you will see a tarp. I was designing the family room when my client took this picture.
Let’s Start It
I always recommend my clients use a high quality primer before spray painting cabinets. Here, you see how the process started.
Fresh Painted Kitchen Cabinets
Isn’t this beautiful? I am loving my client’s newly painted kitchen.
We also changed the kitchen hood. It helps to create a more open and safer feel to the cooking area.
We also changed the kitchen windows and added recessed lights.
New Kitchen Window
Windows are Anderson 400 Series from Home Depot.
Perimeter quartz counter tops are DuPont Zodiaq “Galaxy Black”.
Faucet & Backsplash
The gooseneck kitchen faucet is by Moen.
Backsplash tile is Nanda 3X6 in “soft white.”
Kitchen sink is Blanco Silgranit II “Diamond Double Bowl in Metallic Gray.”
The kitchen offers good cabinet storage.
Painting the cabinets white makes this kitchen feel brighter and more spacious.
Fridge Cabinet & Island
Before the cabinets were painted.
My client’s kitchen appliances are new and it shows against the white cabinetry.
The knobs, pulls and hinges are made by Liberty, from Home Depot.
Cabinet Paint Color
The paint color on the kitchen cabinets is Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove.
This newly built kitchen island is bigger than the original and offers more storage and workspace.
Details & Wall Paint Color
The island was beautifully made and looks like a piece of furniture.
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies OC-48
Kitchen Island Feet
The integrated island feet add a traditional feel to this piece.
Raised Kitchen Island
The raised kitchen island also features beautiful millwork on every side.
Island Paint Color
The island paint color is also Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove.
Kitchen Pendants & Countertop
These inexpensive glass pendants from Lowe’s are practical and add a transitional touch to this kitchen.
Kitchen island quartz countertop is Caesarstone “Frosty Carrina.”
Before Cabinet Area
This area didn’t have a real purpose and I suggested my client to add a cabinet to bring more storage and style to her kitchen.
Butler’s Pantry Cabinet
This is probably one of my favorite additions to this kitchen. I designed this cabinet having my client’s mother’s china in mind. She now displays them on the shelves and has plenty of space for other beautiful pieces.
Painting Kitchen Cabinets
My client shared this picture when the kitchen cabinets were being painted. The painters hung the cabinets to spray and then let them dry. Isn’t this neat?
Drying Kitchen Cabinets
A close look on how to spray and dry kitchen cabinets. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on painting yours!
Atlanta Kitchen Reno
I am so happy for my client that she gets to cook and spend time with her family in this beautiful space!
My Client’s Home
I love my client’s Georgian home. Look at the Cherry Blossom tree… majestic!
Before Front Door
I also helped her to spruce up her front entry. This is the before picture.
New Front Door Ideas
The gorgeous front door is by Pella.
Sources: Home Bunch Interior Design. Contractor: “Portis Building & Interiors”, Atlanta, Georgia.
I hope you had fun seeing this kitchen I designed for my client. I have so many clients that start talking to me feeling not completely sure if online interior design really works, but as I always tell my clients, it does work for me because I am with them during the entire process and I have to say that it’s always rewarding to see the results and happy clients at the end of it.
Thank you, my dear friends, for being here today and I am so grateful to share my work with you. It feels good to be able to do this today.
Have a Blessed week and we’ll talk some more tomorrow!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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Luciane, you have been such a joy to work with! Marc and I love our beautiful, bright kitchen and it is perfect for our family. From the moment you said “yes” to taking on our project I felt the stress leave my shoulders. I can’t thank you enough for your guidance and being such a patient, knowledgeable designer. Not to mention how much you taught me! We appreciate all that you have done more then I can say here in a comment box. You are a true professional and have become a lovely friend in the process. I’m so thankful that I found you and Home Bunch. It has all been such a blessing!
Goodness, I thought the before and after photos were two separate projects until I kept reading! What a transformation! What a beautiful job you did for your client, Luciane. No wonder she’s now a lifelong friend! Love the front door too.
Beautiful! Wouid love a link on how to hang and dry cabinets! Thx!
What species of wood are the painted cabinets?
Hi Ladies! I’m Luciane’s client and I thought I could answer a couple of questions posted in the comments here.
The wood of our painted cabinets is maple.
And unfortunately there is no link on how to hang and dry cabinets. Our painter (a real perfectionist!) designed this method himself. But if you look closely at the picture you can see that he hammered long,sturdy nails into the cutouts for the hinges. Then he tied pieces of cloth or rope around the nail and hung them on two long two by fours that were suspended on ladders. I thought this was very clever and I can tell you they dried without a single blemish.
Thank you for the nice comments 🙂
What a transformation! beautiful job ladies and gents. And I love what you’ve done to your front entrance. Spectacular.
I would like to know which glossy finish you chose for the cabinets. Also, did you paint your trim & ceiling in the dove white as well? Thanks! Beautiful kitchen!
Greetings! Love your kitchen, ironically my recent re-do is also white dove cabinets and nanda soft white subways. I’m having difficulty with undercab lights. What kelvin temperature are the undercabs in the photos please? My contactor has LED bar lights in 2700, 3500 and 5000 kelvin. I think 2700 is too yellow/warm, 3500 tends too yellow also and 5000 is very blue.
What are the lights you installed as the light is very nice? Thanks.
Hi! I left a comment yesterday 7/21 and a question about the undercabinet lighting in this gorgeous kitchen, i.e. what is the kelvin temperature of the LED lighting? My comment says “awaiting moderation” . Is that something I need to do? It is unclear if my comment needs to be modified. Please let me know. thx Karen