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My Renovated Kitchen

My Renovated Kitchen

I eat out a lot, but believe it or not I still like to cook and entertain. Last year I embarked on a journey to gut my 16 year old kitchen and create a beautiful new space. I re-envisioned the layout, knocked down a few half walls, and essentially started from scratch to build exactly what I wanted. I hired Fajen + Brown who did all of the work, and replaced every tile, appliance, countertop and cabinet to create the perfect clean and airy kitchen. Just this past month it was featured in Washingtonian Magazine as part of a piece called "The Kitchens of These 3 Local Foodies Will Fill You With Envy". The photos below were taken by photographer Christopher Shane and published in the article which appeared in the October 2016 issue.

For those of you interested in what the kitchen looked like before, here are a few photos that capture what the style looked like prior to the renovation. I like to call it "1990's bachelor pad". These photos are from the official MRIS listing from when I bought my condo in 2014.


As you can see, the original space confined the kitchen to a small corner. With the renovation, we opened up the kitchen so that it spans the entire length of the wall, and we removed a few half walls to make the kitchen feel bigger and more open. In addition, we extended the island, added cabinets on the inside and outside of the island, and lowered the counters to make the entire room more inviting. The light color palette, new window treatments, and updated touches transformed the kitchen and makes it hard to even recognize what it looked like before. Below is a list of materials and vendors we used:

Countertops: Marble, Bianco Neve from Stone Action

Cabinets: Rothshire in Juniper Berry from Diamond Cabinetry ordered through Ferguson

Refrigerator and built in dual-temperature wine fridge: Liebherr Appliances

Range: Bertazzoni 5-Burner, Gas Oven

Farmhouse Sink: Kohler Apron-Front

Dishwasher: Bosch SilencePlus

Microwave: Sharp Microwave Drawer

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

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