The Cabinet Guy, LLC  - Custom cabinetry for kitchens, bathrooms, office and other rooms
MAPLE KITCHEN MAKEOVER
 
 
A new island
A new island
We did this kitchen in 3 steps over 8 months to fit the the owner's budget. They had installed new granite tops on 25 year old maple cabinets. The cabinets were in pretty good shape but the maple had yellowed badly and looked old next to the new granite tops.
New island
New island
First we added lighted display cabinets to the back of the existing island under the bar overhang. They had decided that having bar stools was not a priority.
Added storage on the end
Added storage on the end
This is a locked liquor cabinet that we added.
Right side of the island
Right side of the island
Another island view
Another island view
The back side cabinets were the existing ones.
Next step - Remove the soffits & replace the upper cabinets
Next step - Remove the soffits & replace the upper cabinets
In order to increase the storage space Ed Smith with EMC Associates removed the soffits and installed new ceiling and undercabinet lighting. We built new wall cabinets and the tall cabinet to match the old. However, to tone down the ugly yellowed finish on the existing cabinets we applied a burnt umber glaze over top of the old finish and sealed it with a new top coat. This made the old cabinets look new again and assured that everything matched.
Refrigerator and range area
Refrigerator and range area
We installed a wood side panel on the side of the refrigerator with a 24" deep cabinet above to improve both the look and the function. We also bumped out the cabinet above the microwave and added crown molding throughout the kitchen.
Pantry
Pantry
We replaced the old 7' pantry with one going to the ceiling. Also, the pantry now has roll out shelves for increased storage.
Sink Area
Sink Area
We replaced the 2 sink fronts with one large one. The front tilts out for storage and by using one large front we were able to add this large handle which doubles as a towel bar.
Sink Area
Sink Area
We added a glass display cabinet above the sink to add some visual interest.
Window Treatment
Window Treatment
The old window trim was oak and the finish was badly worn so we made new custom trim to bring it into harmony with the rest of the woodwork.
Closeup of the range cabinet
Closeup of the range cabinet
Step 3 - the fireplace
Step 3 - the fireplace
The old fireplace at the opposite end of the great room just had an ugly oak mantle. The tile was there and we custom built this surround to work with the existing tile.
Fireplace
Fireplace
Note the glazing on the wood which accents the relief of the moldings.
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