Contemporary Kitchen Remodel - Before and After

Not having a functional enough kitchen can be a bit of a pressure point for new homeowners. My clients enlisted my help in updating their kitchen into a space that reflects their contemporary tastes and increases functionality. Before and after photos from this project are below. 

Before - The kitchen was a bit outdated and cramped. And the lack of built-in counter tops was not the client's idea of a dream kitchen. 

After - In order to transform this space, the walls, trim and cabinets were painted from a dark grey to a bright white. Quartz counter tops were installed, 3x6 subway tile backsplash was laid and new stainless steel appliances were brought in. I kept the client's existing kitchen cart as an island; the cart is super functional and can be expanded to fit a couple of stools or rolled out of the room if needed. The wooden cart ties in with the butcher block counter top on the new cabinets and adds warmth to the rest of the room.  

The old ceiling fan and flush-mount light fixture were swapped out for gorgeous new pendant lights. These pendants add a touch of charm to the contemporary space through the use of mixed materials. Want to know more ways to update contractor-grade lighting? See my recommendations here.

The client's white composite sink and stock faucet were replaced with a new stainless steel undermount sink and contemporary spray faucet.

The cabinet and old exhaust fan above the range were removed. In its place, subway tiles were laid up to the soffit and a sleek new range hood was installed. This feature opens up the space and adds height to the kitchen. 


To help add contrast to the bright white room, an accent wall was painted in a cool grey. Accent walls can quickly turn into an outdated nod to the 90's, but in this case, the accent wall was added to visually create depth to the small space. 

Lastly, JZID had a new cabinet unit custom built to add more counter space and give the client a hidden, yet large, recycling area. 

Image Source: All photos are styled by JZID and shot by  Ryan Hainey

Image Source: All photos are styled by JZID and shot by Ryan Hainey

Does your kitchen need help? Contact me today to get started transforming your space into your dream kitchen.