Project Description

Audrey and Will bought their Northwest Austin home with every intention of remodeling their kitchen, but it took a while before they were ready to bite off such a huge project.

Before

Although their sprawling ranch-style house featured large rooms, the kitchen layout was as odd as it was outdated. Despite its spacious proportions, everything in the kitchen felt cramped, particularly around the clunky portable island. The kicker? No pantry.

Austin kitchen before remodeling, featuring outdated country cabinets, clunky portable island, and an odd layout.

Austin kitchen before remodeling, featuring outdated country cabinets and an odd layout.

There was also an outdated wet bar behind the sink/fridge wall, as well as a built-in desk space in the breakfast area the family had no use for.

Austin wet bar before kitchen remodel, featuring outdated country cabinets.

Austin kitchen before remodel, featuring outdated country cabinets at the built-in desk.

The couple wanted help reimagining the space, to up the ante in terms of functionality, and to create a more inviting and open kitchen.

After

First of all, look at how dreamy this kitchen remodel turned out! I’m such a superfan of these emerald green cabinets with all of the crisp white surrounding them.

Austin kitchen after remodel, with emerald green and white Shaker style cabinetry.

There are so many upgrades in this remodel! By eliminating the adjacent wet bar and reconfiguring the layout, we create a more open kitchen with loads of prep space around the cooktop, and what feels like miles of countertop.

Austin kitchen after remodel, with emerald green and white Shaker style cabinetry and brass fixtures.

Now, there’s better flow between the kitchen, living room and formal dining room.

Austin kitchen after remodel, with emerald green and white Shaker style cabinetry, brass fixtures, and open concept.

Austin kitchen after remodel, with SW 6454 Shamrock emerald green and white Shaker style cabinetry, brass fixtures, and open concept.

Austin kitchen after remodel, with SW 6454 Shamrock emerald green and white Shaker style cabinetry, brass fixtures, and chevron backsplash.

Textured chevron porcelain tile in subtle tones of white and icy gray cover the new backsplash.

New textured chevron porcelain tile kitchen backsplash and quartz countertops, with vintage green mug stand.

Quartz countertops feature a marble look with grand gestures of light veining, while brushed brass cylindrical pendant lights illuminate this workspace.

Austin kitchen after remodel, with SW 6454 Shamrock emerald green and white Shaker style cabinetry, brass fixtures, and marble-look quartz countertops.

More brushed brass on the sculptural sink faucet, paired with a built-in soap dispenser.

Brushed brass kitchen sink faucet and built-in soap dispenser on quartz marble countertops.

On the Shaker style cabinetry, some mid-century-inspired door and drawer pulls in brushed brass.

Brushed brass cabinet hardware door pulls on new kitchen Shaker style cabinets and mint green dishes.

Two full-height pantry cabinets replace the old built-in desk.

Full height pantry with Shaker style cabinets and brushed brass hardware.

Also new to the breakfast area, this multi-arm Sputnik chandelier in brushed brass.

Full height pantry with Shaker style cabinets and brushed brass hardware.

I’m loving the return to colorful cabinetry in the kitchen!