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Before & After: Georgetown Kitchen Refresh
December 08, 2017 in Before & After | no comments

This summer one of our longtime shoppers contacted us to give our expertise and guidance on a design project-a kitchen refresh complete with new paint, countertops, and tile. Our client had done her research and provided our team with a detailed collection of inspiration images from magazines and blogs. A clear definition of style made this project an easy update with results that are quite dramatic!


Our client’s kitchen in Georgetown was in mint condition, but felt dated with dark cabinets and Tuscan detailing.

Our client wanted her new kitchen to be warm, bright, and inviting. The kitchen also needed timeless selections that flow with the rest of her home and her fairly traditional style.


What a difference paint makes! The new kitchen still has a traditional feel, but is much more clean and inviting.

To start we had a solid paint plan. We painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Sea Pearl and all the cabinets/trim in Benjamin Moore Pale Oak. This instantly brightened the kitchen and made it feel so much more open.

The kitchen had so many cabinets that replacing all of the hardware (more than 85 knobs) would be quite pricey and it was simply not worth the investment. We kept the existing dark bronze hardware and they look like new when paired with the light cabinetry.

In addition to a fresh coat of paint to the wall and cabinets, we painted the perimeter of the counter island in the same Pale Oak paint. We also had to be sure the new island hid away the unsightly and distracting electrical outlets that stood out previously. We covered the island with new sheet rock moved the electrical outlets to make sure they were hidden.

The dark countertops were replaced with a brighter option, too. We selected Silestone Pulsar, which has a timeless mix of pure white quartz with veining in delicate grays and beige. It helps tie in the light color scheme and the tile flooring that was not changed during the kitchen refresh.

The kitchen island is one of the focal points of the kitchen and our client wanted her kitchen island to be painted in a unique color. We painted the island in a contrasting deep blue paint (Blue Note by Benjamin Moore) and installed a custom wood counter to sit on top. It gives the kitchen some warmth, character, and a fun color element.  Above the island, gilded gold pendants provide even more charm to the kitchen.

We removed the sink from the island, as our client found it unnecessary, and squared off the edges on the countertop to maximize prep space. Here is a close-up of the blue island and its wood countertop.

Another focal point of the kitchen is the range and glossy backsplash. The range feels brand new with white paint trim, a matte champagne finish, and glossy porcelain backsplash. The porcelain backsplash gives traditional white subway tile a special detail.

Minimal accessorizing also keeps this kitchen looking fresh and new. A few accessories that are also functional will keep this kitchen feeling even more open and inviting.

The Georgetown kitchen refresh was a pretty seamless project from start to finish. Knowing your style, design priorities, and having an expert team by your side can make your design dreams so much more attainable.

If you have a project you want to make a reality in the coming year, let our team help! Fill out our design questionnaire and you are just one step closer to getting your dream project started.