Amazing Home Makeovers
Top 7 Kitchen Makeovers
Use the space you've got and create a new-and-improved kitchen within the existing floor plan.
The homeowner's passion for glass is reflected throughout the new space. A tight work core renders the space as practical as it is stunning.
Shelving: A glass shelf relates to the window above it and the glass tile backsplash below it. Along its back edge, the shelf is fitted with 3/4-inch-wide light tape, hardwired and dimmable, to illuminate the sink and countertop at night.
Cabinets: Handsome cabinets made of anagre, a hardwood native to Africa, and finished with high-gloss lacquer introduce strong visual texture to the overall design. An angled pantry adjoins the paneled refrigerator. The microwave is stowed in the eye-level cabinet with front-lifting door to the right of the refrigerator.
Countertops: A thick slab of Onami glass, a variation on traditional Victorian glue-chipped glass, contributes a swirling, wavelike texture to the island. To achieve the pattern, cowhide glue is applied to one side of the glass: as it dries, the glass chips, while the flip side remains smooth.
Backsplash: Celadon glass tile was custom sized to fit the backsplash; matching covers minimize the receptacles. Deep greens in the Guatemalan-marble countertop make subtle reference to the backsplash and island counter.
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