Scandinavian Kitchen Remodel - Before and After

This summer has been a busy one. One project that I have spent a lot of time on since May is an East-Side Milwaukee condo kitchen remodel. There are still some items on the punch list that need to be addressed before being totally done (like paint touch-ups and replacing an under-cabinet light), but I was finally able to see the final picture yesterday and I couldn't wait to share this transformation! 

My clients are a younger married couple that are first-time owners of a condo in a very walkable neighborhood in Milwaukee. The condo doesn't get a lot of natural light since it faces another condo building, so priority #1 was lightening up the space. I had the entire condo painted in a cool color palette to make the rooms feel larger. All woodwork and the open-concept main entry, dining room, living room and kitchen area are painted in Sherwin Williams High Reflective White (SW 7757). This is a super bright white that has almost no color pigment in it - a great look but definitely requires a few extra coats of paint to get it even. 

To achieve the minimal, Scandinavian feel in the kitchen, I ripped out all of the wood cabinets and replaced them with Thermofoil two-toned cabinets and a floating aluminum shelf. The white uppers and gray lowers are balanced out by the combination of white subway tile with gray grout. Carrying the subway tile to the ceiling helps give the kitchen a more industrial/restaurant feel. 

I took off the raised breakfast bar portion of the countertop and replaced the granite with pure white quartz. I had a waterfall edge installed on the peninsula in order to keep the shape from the top and sides of the cabinetry uniform. The countertop is about 50 inches deep (the side opposite of the sink base has a built-in bookcase), so capping it with the white quartz gives it a more finished look and helps bounce light into the rest of the open living area.   

The transformation on this one is big! Check out the before and after photos below >>

BEFORE

AFTER

Do you dream about having a bright, minimal kitchen but don't know where to start remodeling that outdated space? If so, let's work together and get that look you really want!