A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After

A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After

A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After

A head-to-toe kitchen makeover transformed a typical modern family problem (cue outdated, tiny kitchen) into a bright, spacious kitchen of our dreams. 

A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After. A head-to-toe kitchen makeover transformed a typical modern family problem (cue outdated, tiny kitchen) into a bright, spacious kitchen of our dreams. The transformation included demo-ing walls and implementing a ceiling facelift, new floors, new cabinets, quartz, appliances, lighting, furniture, and rugs.

Here is the original kitchen (may it rest in peace!):

A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After. A head-to-toe kitchen makeover transformed a typical modern family problem (cue outdated, tiny kitchen) into a bright, spacious kitchen of our dreams. The transformation included demo-ing walls and implementing a ceiling facelift, new floors, new cabinets, quartz, appliances, lighting, furniture, and rugs.

“We were expecting our first child, and figuring out how to have a space that could grow with us was really important,” homeowner Vanessa said. 

A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After. A head-to-toe kitchen makeover transformed a typical modern family problem (cue outdated, tiny kitchen) into a bright, spacious kitchen of our dreams. The transformation included demo-ing walls and implementing a ceiling facelift, new floors, new cabinets, quartz, appliances, lighting, furniture, and rugs.

The small kitchen just didn't function the way Vanessa and her husband wished, and the adjacent formal dining room was collecting dust. The minimal dinette space was challenging to maneuver around, and while it seemed like there were lots of cabinets, countertop space and storage was limited. 

A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After. A head-to-toe kitchen makeover transformed a typical modern family problem (cue outdated, tiny kitchen) into a bright, spacious kitchen of our dreams. The transformation included demo-ing walls and implementing a ceiling facelift, new floors, new cabinets, quartz, appliances, lighting, furniture, and rugs.

In trying to decide what she and her husband wanted to do with this space, Vanessa said they struggled with sorting out the layout and flow on their own.

A Warm, Modern Kitchen: Before & After. A head-to-toe kitchen makeover transformed a typical modern family problem (cue outdated, tiny kitchen) into a bright, spacious kitchen of our dreams. The transformation included demo-ing walls and implementing a ceiling facelift, new floors, new cabinets, quartz, appliances, lighting, furniture, and rugs.

“Remodeling our kitchen felt very overwhelming,” she said. “Creating a vision for the space, functionality and design with so many choices and important decisions to make along the way was terrifying! It was stressful to think that one wrong selection or choice could throw off such a significant investment.” 

The beautiful apron front sink, the gorgeous Garrison Round Pendant, beige tiles, and fun window to the garden are one of our favorite moments in this kitchen remodel.

The homeowners initially bonded with Monica over a stunning wall wine storage piece for the kitchen [see below], and they soon began collaborating on the transformation they were envisioning.

 

The custom-built open shelving in the kitchen is such a fun contrast to the cabinets. This is such a gorgeous way to show off cute ceramic and glassware along with seasonal decor and flowers. Love the convention KitchenAid microwave and oven black stainless steel appliances! Makes cooking so much more fun!

“Monica was such an important partner throughout the entire project,” Vanessa said. “She guided us through really important decisions, helped us and our design stay focused, and helped us find solutions when challenges arose. “

 

The custom-built open shelving in the kitchen is such a fun contrast to the cabinets. This is such a gorgeous way to show off cute ceramic and glassware along with seasonal decor and flowers. Love the convention KitchenAid microwave and oven black stainless steel appliances! Makes cooking so much more fun!

The transformation included demo-ing walls and implementing a ceiling facelift, new floors, new cabinets, quartz, appliances, lighting, furniture, and rugs.

 

The custom-built open shelving in the kitchen is such a fun contrast to the cabinets. This is such a gorgeous way to show off cute ceramic and glassware along with seasonal decor and flowers. Love the convention KitchenAid microwave and French-door fridge in black stainless steel! Makes cooking so much more fun!

Vanessa said in working with Amethyst, she appreciated how “the whole space, along with functionality and lifestyle, are all being considered when pieces are recommended.” 

 

The pops of color with the cookbooks and lemons on top of the black quartz countertop with dramatic white veining is so much fun.

In trying to maximize every precious square foot of floorspace in this kitchen, we first tore down the wall that the oven & microwave is currently on -- kept the sink in its original position and opened up the space into the unused dining room to make it more inviting. We made strategic decisions to make the space feel light, fresh, and somewhere they felt like they could stretch out!

 

The custom-built open shelving in the kitchen is such a fun contrast to the cabinets. This is such a gorgeous way to show off cute ceramic and glassware along with seasonal decor and flowers.

 

“We love the openness and natural light from removing the wall that previously separated the dining room and kitchen,” Vanessa said. 

 

The swoony lines on these black cane chairs are soft and modern we love seeing every time we go into the kitchen.

The sink area was updated with a beautiful apron front sink, black faucet, and a beige handmade tile laid in a stacked vertical arrangement. Visually, it added the feeling of height and played up all the natural light from the windows.

 

A sofa in the kitchen is such a fun idea along with adding soft pops of color with the pillows on this Cisco Brothers Cove Sofa.

No uppers, no problems...but seriously don't fret -- there is soooo much wonderful storage on the other side! All of the essential gizmo gadgets are beautifully concealed in floor to ceiling pantry storage with slide out drawers.

 

The tulip-shaped Sloane Dining Table is perfect for everyone to gather and enjoy time together paired with the Cisco Brothers Cove Sofa. The soft Hadley rug from Loloi brings so much warmth and texture to the floor to make this one of the coziest spots in the kitchen.

Countertop space is the ultimate luxury -- we made sure that these homeowners had plenty of space to bake, make pizza...This black quartz with dramatic white veining is a breeze to keep clean and requires little to no maintenance.

 

A sofa in the kitchen is such a fun idea along with adding soft pops of color with the pillows on this Cisco Brothers Cove Sofa peeking behind the tulip-shaped Sloane Dining Table.

Since Vanessa and her husband were so used to feeling cramped and confined, we wanted to make sure we focused on kitchen seating.

The tulip-shaped Sloane Dining Table is perfect for everyone to gather and enjoy time together paired with the Cisco Brothers Cove Sofa. The soft Hadley rug from Loloi brings so much warmth and texture to the floor to make this one of the coziest spots in the kitchen.

If anyone asks -- we are 100% team "sofas belong in the kitchen." Life happens in the kitchen! Upholstered in linen, the sofa is petite yet ultra-comfortable for dining. Pairing this with the rounded black cane chairs provides ample seating options. We love the soft but modern vibe of the chairs for this young family.

 

The soft Hadley rug from Loloi brings so much warmth and texture to the floor to make this one of the coziest spots in the kitchen.

“We love sitting at our kitchen table with a coffee or glass of wine,” Vanessa said. 

 

The fabulous Equestrian counter stool's leather seat visually floats against the black island in a blend of utilitarian and rustic design.

Because this isn't an open concept space -- the island serves as a great bridge connecting the kitchen and the living space for entertaining.  We found these fabulous stools that visually float against the black island.  

 

The fabulous Equestrian counter stool's leather seat visually floats against the black island in a blend of utilitarian and rustic design. The Wine Rack was such a fun addition to this space, it's one of our favorite spots in the kitchen.

“It's the first space in our home that feels like our style and personality,” Vanessa said. “I appreciated a mix of price points and Monica's attitude towards ‘picking our moments’ to stay in budget but still create a space that feels beautiful.”

 

The fabulous Equestrian counter stool's leather seat visually floats against the black island in a blend of utilitarian and rustic design.

As for Vanessa’s favorite part of her newly renovated space? 

 

The Robinson Antique Brass Chandelier is such a striking statement piece in this kitchen. We love the boldness of this chandelier over the black quartz island.

“It's really hard to pick one thing as we really love the entire project,” Vanessa said. “We do love the open shelving and horizontal tile, which came as a result of a design challenge that Monica helped us sort out. The light fixtures are also beautiful statement pieces that we really love. And I can't forget the wine rack!” 

We can’t forget that wine rack either...It may be our favorite part, too!

The fabulous Equestrian counter stool's leather seat visually floats against the black island in a blend of utilitarian and rustic design. The Wine Rack was such a fun addition to this space, it's one of our favorite spots in the kitchen. The custom stained glass window is an important part of their design that we wanted to ensure it was also a standout in the kitchen.

A huge thank you to the wonderful team at Gitt Construction for making these kitchen musings come to life!  Lighting, rugs, furniture, and accents were sourced from the shop.

 

The custom-built open shelving in the kitchen is such a fun contrast to the cabinets. This is such a gorgeous way to show off cute ceramic and glassware along with seasonal decor and flowers.

This kitchen is serious #kitchengoals and we loved bringing it together for this young Omaha family!

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Comments

  • Hi, where is the pennant light in the kitchen from?

    Abby on

  • Hi Tami — we sell the wine rack and its very easy to install! The shelves are custom and I can e-mail the microwave cabinet dimensions :) Thank you so much!

    Wine rack — https://www.amethystomaha.com/products/winerack?pos=1&_sid=097f37da4&ss=r

    Monica on

  • Hi Jen — I can e-mail a link but they are by Top Knobs! We sell the stools here — https://www.amethystomaha.com/products/equestrian-counter-stool?pos=2&_sid=322e382f8&ss=r
    Thank you!!

    Monica on

  • Love this space!! Can you share what wood species the floors are? They are gorgeous!

    Jennifer on

  • Beautiful kitchen! A few questions
    1. Do you sell that wine rack?
    2. What’s the width of the microwave cabinet?
    3. Are the open shelves custom?

    Tami on

  • Dreamy kitchen! Source for stools please?

    Jen on

  • The kitchen is beautiful! Where can I find the kitchen hardware (drawer pulls)? I love them!

    Jen on

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