A Bright Transformation
Before this bold visage of stripes and color pops, this Texan kitchen featured an outdated look and a small working space. Designer Komal Sheth of Spaces Designed stepped in to revitalize the traditional kitchen.
“We were inspired by the natural light that floods into the space and the soaring ceiling height, both of which emphasize the openness of the floor plan,” said Sheth.
The lower ceiling in the kitchen was raised to heighten the space and match with the living area’s tall windows.
A single can light, a track light above the bar and a 2-ft.-by-4-ft. fluorescent fixture did little to take advantage of the natural light.
LED lights are placed under the cabinets, in the lantern-like pendant lights and as recessed ceiling fixtures. “The white light of the LEDs gives the room an open feeling and the sense of an abundance of natural light from any angle,” added Sheth.
The only accent in the former kitchen was a white porcelain tile backsplash patterned with black diamond shapes.
A mahogany wood island with silver laminate stripes provides the new focal point. “The island needed to be bold yet sophisticated to keep with the contemporary feel of the space,” said Sheth.
Heavily veined granite countertops adorn the island, while the silestone quartz countertops shimmer with flakes of glass.
Simple, white-painted shaker cabinets replaced the white oak cabinetry. “The use of white paint for the cabinets allowed the generous amount of light to reflect [through the room],” said Sheth.