Seattle Kitchen Remodel Before and After's

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Home Stager with California Moods Inc

If you are like me, I just love before and after pictures so I am going to share a work in progress with you from my own personal library even though the project is not complete. The kitchen was painted the day before I left Seattle so it is not accessorized although the pantries and cabinets are lined and organized. The kitchen was very small...no room for an island at all.

Before... 

 Seattle kitchen before full length


 seattle before

 

I knocked out the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room and the opposite wall holding the refrigerator and upper cabinets...making the kitchen now 27 feet long. It was still very narrow so the challenge was to get enough work space and counter tops without using an island. I marked off the floors to visualize each space. That tape was left there for a almost a year before construction began.

Below is my solution with 2 complete work stations and 3 working surfaces. The left if the chef's station and the right is the serving and clean up station with a shared island between. The dining room is to the right of the serving island and the door to the outdoor barbeque area is to the left.  The opposite wall facing the kitchen houses the pantries and refrigerator. All in all...the remodel of the kitchen stayed true to the original design.

Seattle Kitchen Remodel layout


After... 

Seattle kit after length  Seattle sink

Seattle Kitchen after 3

This shot is taken from the dining room area and the barstools sit where the wall was before.  

I hesitate in showing these photos because there are going to be several professional photo shoots taken in the next few weeks but I wanted to let you what I have been up to. More to come on the rest of the house. 

If anyone in the Seattle area would like to contact me regarding any upcoming design and decorating needs, I would love to hear from you. 

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Rainer
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Joni Van Deventer
RoomByRoomRedesign - Midland, TX
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Hi Sheron, congratulations on your new position of VP of RESA.  Been busy?  I have and it's not over yet.  Love the look of this renovation.  I posted some pictures of the kitchen redesign and staged a vacant property, trying to buy a couple of modest homes in the town my kid's live in to flip, my son got his first little home and I mean 'little'.  Summer is flying by.  See you in the rain, you're one of my heros, don't you know?  Always inspiring.
Jul 21, 2007 02:32 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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Joni, Joni, Joni. I will be right over to see what you have done. You make me proud!
Jul 21, 2007 02:44 PM #42
Rainer
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Julia Fedak
Platinum Home Designs - Burlington, ON
IRIS, CSP

Thanks to both Sheron and Christine on their input on concrete counters. At the IDS(internation design show) in Toronto, I spoke with a rep. Love the look of them...I think they would look fabulous in this loft space that I'm working on.

Julia

Aug 08, 2007 06:41 AM #43
Rainer
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Julia Fedak
Platinum Home Designs - Burlington, ON
IRIS, CSP

Thanks to both Sheron and Christine on their input on concrete counters. At the IDS(internation design show) in Toronto, I spoke with a rep. Love the look of them...I think they would look fabulous in this loft space that I'm working on.

Julia

Aug 08, 2007 06:42 AM #44
Rainer
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Rachel Backus
Staged Makeovers - Hudson, OH
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What a cool update. Perfect for Seattle. I love seeing all your work in progess pictures!!! How fun.
Aug 08, 2007 08:25 AM #45
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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The kitchen is finished and I love the before and after comparisons. (Dining room furniture has not been delivered yet but it is contemporary with stainless steel dining chairs with leather seats and a rectangle teak table.

Seattle Kitchen before  kit

kit

I had nothing to do with the dog dishes...honest. It is much too contrived and 'staged' don't you think? :) 

 

 

 

Sep 09, 2007 05:05 AM #46
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

I really like the copper in the counter tops - am doing a design for clients building their own home and we are going with copper range hood in great room, hammered copper sink in bathroom off kitchen, Venetian bronze fixtures and some copper nail head trim on the stairs, add to that lots of stone work.

Yours is very cool. 

My husband does copper fabrications , tin ceilings,  etc as part of our roofing business.

Kathleen from MN 

Sep 09, 2007 04:28 PM #47
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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Sounds absolutely delicious. I have a lot of copper myself but never enough. I wonder how much copper would be enough? You are very lucky to have such a talented husband too. And you know what I am going to say now don't you...pictures???
Sep 09, 2007 05:04 PM #48
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Ginger Foust
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Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Sheron, how did I miss this back in April. WOW what a transformation!  I did you manage to do this long distance?  Seattle has such great style, wish that we had more here in our area...especially rental furniture.  My trip/experience with MOR was much less than I'd hoped for, a big disappointment, but maybe I just didn't get to the right person. 

When are we doing lunch?  I'm ready!

Sep 10, 2007 03:47 AM #49
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Sheron Cardin
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Ginger - I want to design more kitchens so be on the lookout for me :) We can meet at Mor and then head to the Elbow Room...next week the weather will be cooler...in the 80's so how does that sound?

OK now lilly-pilly is just a little silly! 

Sep 10, 2007 04:51 PM #50
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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Thank you Diane. I loved designing it. There were a few unavoidable changes but none the less it was a fun challenge. I understand that the architect on the remodel has borrowed my (3 island) kitchen design for other projects. This space has 2 full professional working stations. Great for a team who likes to cook together.
Sep 11, 2007 12:49 PM #52
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Tanya Venable
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Very beautiful and a great use of space.  And love the colors.
Oct 13, 2007 02:50 AM #53
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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Thank you Tanya!
Oct 13, 2007 08:18 AM #54
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Larry Littlejohn
What's sup with that sink.  Is that a concrete pit?   smile
Feb 13, 2008 12:37 PM #55
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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Larry - it is concrete...not sure I would call it a pit...but then again it could be considered a pit...hmmm.
Feb 13, 2008 03:23 PM #56
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I like the concrete, but I had a builder tell me they are really heavy and porous.  What experience have you had with them?

Mar 09, 2008 11:11 AM #57
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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Cindy - Concrete allows you to be completely creative, the sealer needs to be applied to the surface about every 6 months and it is so worth it, and the resins they add now make it so much more interesting and lighter. This counter has colored glass tossed into it and then copper strips laid in here and there. Very fun, very current, very timeless.
Mar 09, 2008 02:50 PM #58
Rainer
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Ron Avneri
Seattle, WA
Financial Professional

good stuff.

Were are looking to remodel, but are getting sick of contractors calling

Jul 29, 2008 05:25 AM #59
Rainmaker
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Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
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Ron - why are contractors caling you??? I can hook you up with a wonderful team and I would love to get involved with the design myself...really!

Jul 29, 2008 12:16 PM #60
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Joshua Talayka
Chase Internatinonal - Reno, NV

Great post.  View my blog post on kitchen remodeling for other ideas on how to save money when you're remodeling your kitchen. 

www.sellingnorthernnv.com/2009/01/save-on-kitchen-remodel.html

Jan 30, 2009 10:25 AM #61
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