This Minnesota home had an enclosed, dark kitchen until designer Jake Schrom of Eagle Lake, Minn.-based Kitchens, Baths, and More came into the picture. He updated the home’s original woodwork but still kept it in step with the rest of the house.
The new kitchen needed to complement the home’s original oak windows and other wooden elements, so Schrom used different types of wood – maple and poplar – to continue the look without overwhelming it.
The existing popcorn-textured ceiling needed redoing, but when the design team was retexturing it, the ceiling “bled” through the finish. The team had to use a Kilz product to block the stain and then refinish the ceiling.
The clients wanted a cabinet with softer wood grains and ended up choosing an arched, raised panel maple door with a dark stain.
The island is standard depth for seating on the backside and includes a microwave cabinet, a wastebasket cabinet and a double-drawer cabinet for pots and pans.
The matching, all-glass pendants above the island and over the sink bring a substantial amount of light into the kitchen.