Transitional Kitchen in Northern NJ

Before and After Case Study

Transitional Kitchen in Northern NJ

The Challenge

The homeowners wanted a new look, while maintaining the kitchen’s original layout and footprint. Their old kitchen was dark – dark wood and dark countertops. The style did not match what they liked. Although the appliances were acceptable, they wanted to upgrade. They wanted a larger island and didn’t feel they needed to have seating at the island because they wanted seating installed under the window wall. They did want to keep the stone floor and wall mounted tv. The green walls had to go.  And they definitely wanted more in-cabinet storage.

Before Photos

Dark cabinets and dark countertops did not suit the homeowners who wanted a lighter look
Although the cabinets and appliances were ok, the homeowners wanted to upgrade
This space did not provide enough storage

The Design Solution and Challenges Within The Solution.  

This was a fairly straightforward remodel project because we were keeping the layout the same, only adding new cabinetry and appliances, updating the lighting and installing a new backsplash. The homeowners knew exactly what style they wanted – no flat panel Shaker doors for these folks. They wanted raised panel doors, corbels, onlays and turned legs, they wanted paint with a brushed finish on their new cabinets to provide texture. 

A kitchen remodel project can become very easy when the homeowners know what they want, have the budget to complete the project the way they want it, and the husband and wife agree on everything. 


We were able to load this new kitchen was lots of features. The lighting was upgraded, and they got a new backsplash. The new countertops are Taj Mahal granite, and the walls were painted a nice Arcadia White to get rid of the dated green color.

Products Use

The homeowners now have

Every cabinet in the kitchen has some type of built-in storage to provide more than ample storage.

After Photos