To kick August off, I’m sharing a project my husband and I completed last December.
Some of my favorite clients asked us to finish their basement kitchenette.
Here’s the before picture:
Our mission for the space was to create a fun meeting place for their up-and-coming teenagers. Adjacent to the kitchenette is a theater room. My clients wanted the kitchenette to have a theater function and mood, while still retaining their classic taste. We also needed to work around the current paint and tile, because the home is fairly new.
To keep the whole house flowing beautifully, I repeated the finishes of their main kitchen, which is upstairs.
Here’s the after! All photos are by the fabulous Rebecca White Photography.
For a little drama, I took black subway tile all the way to the ceiling on the back counter. It makes everything dynamic while still being classic.
For counter tops, we chose a lower grade granite for a very specific reason.
Did you know that lower grade granites are the toughest? We needed something that could take the heat of the small commercial popcorn popper. The resin in quartz counter tops would have etched permanently.
I created this bold red art specifically for the photo shoot. I love the energy it brings to the room.
Can you guess what the kids’ favorite part of the kitchenette is?
The candy shelves, of course. I had a blast stocking them on installation day.
We made sure the candy cabinet could lock for the sanity of mom and dad.
Here’s the backside detail of that same cabinet. We raised the front so drinks wouldn’t get pushed over onto the carpet.
A small prep sink makes clean up a breeze.
That gorgeous bouquet was created by the talented Val of Flower Afternoon.
Sami Jo was kind enough to cart them up from Utah for this shoot. I appreciate their help so much!!
What do you think? I love how this project turned out.
I have to thank my wonderful clients. You are so wonderful to work with, and I appreciate your trust.
Rachel Cannon Lewis says
What a great place for kids to hang out! Love the cool vibe and “snack vending” feature in the island.
Thanks Rachel! I love subtle colors, but it was fun to break away from the norm and do something with more energy.
Natasha Potter says
This is absoletly outstanding! Dang, the design and over-all change of the basement is amazing!
Keep up the great work (writing and re-designing)