The Ellie Project: Updating a California Casual Small Kitchen

The Ellie Project: Updating a California Casual Small Kitchen

I'm so excited to finally wrap this project for this sweet family and have the photography (I'm even more excited that my client is also a photographer and took all these images).
We were limited in what our options were to redesign this space but I'm confident in saying that both myself and my clients are beyond thrilled with how this turned out. We need to keep the same locations for appliances while increasing storage space. The existing cabinets were approximately 21" deep so we were able to increase cabinet depth, and reconfigure the cabinet layout to improve their functionality. We kept appliances in the same location, added a drawer microwave to be able to have a hood and added a pantry wall with pull out drawers. 
I absolutely am obsessed with the tile we used. The subtle variation in white tones, with a slight grey undertone, and it's smooth matte finish was the prefect amount of softness for this muted kitchen. On the main sink wall we ran the tile all the way to the ceiling since we did not have any upper cabinets on the right side of the sink. 
We opted for brass hardware throughout the kitchen, I'm not a fan of mixing metals unless you're unable to match brass finish. We really lucked out with this kitchen and matching brass tones through a bit of trial and error, and several returns. We're still working on finding a matching brass drinking water faucet, a little tricky. 
This shot really shows the warmth of the kitchen cabinets. Since the backsplash and countertops were a cooler tone, we wanted to add warmth into the kitchen with the cabinet color. This cabinet color is the color Mushroom from Wood Harbor - Breeze Finish Cabinetry. You can shop all their colors for paintable cabinets here
Lastly, my clients needed more storage space, so the only way to do it within the same layout was to design this floor to ceiling pantry with internal pull out drawers. Allowing for the use of bins, containers, and baskets, the pull out drawers help maximize every square inch inside the cabinets. 
For more information about the products we used in this design, please click here. This link will take you to a clickable online PDF with images, information, and links to all the products/materials we used in this design, excluding appliances. 
Just for fun, here is a before shot of this same view. 
We hoped you get value from this post, and if you have any additional questions please always feel free to email Mitch at info@mitchalleninteriors.com. Cheers to Authentic Living! 
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