Luxe Kitchen for Half the Cost Quoted

May 23, 201611 comments

Industrial luxe kitchen features white shaker cabinets, white glass subway tile backsplash, stainless island pendants, glass door cabinets and built in buffet

Industrial luxe kitchen has white Shaker cabinets, traditional crown molding and stainless island pendants.

Konstantin, Yuliya and their children are what he describes as “kitchen abusers.” The kitchen is the most lived-in room in their house; the place they spend 80% of their waking hours and cook three meals a day. So when they purchased a home, the low-quality oak cabinets (new) were a disappointment. It was 12 years before they could justify remodeling. The new kitchen would have the same basic layout, but they needed a designer’s help with a solution for the awkward desk and pantry wall.

Konstantin and Yuliya were eager to replace the construction-grade oak cabinets in their new home.

It was hard to justify replacing new cabinets, but Konstantin and Yuliya hated the builder-grade oak. It was 12 years before they began a renovation.

Konstantin described his frustration working with local designers. “We spent a year – that’s ridiculous – finding a kitchen design.” They began by taking their photos and measurements to a local studio. The studio’s estimate would replace the existing cabinets with new – at a cost of $40,000, without glass doors or any other specialty features. The couple then tried Ikea, Home Depot and Lowes. None offered a design with any improvements on the current kitchen layout.

Disappointed and nearly ready to shelve the project, Konstantin and Yuliya decided to give CliqStudios’ free online design service a try. “I had my doubts,” said Konstantin, “but working with the remote designer was very easy; right away we came up with our dream kitchen design. After a little back-and-forth, it was final.” He describes the finished kitchen as “absolutely amazing.”

built in buffet built of white shaker cabinets with glass doors and countertop cabinets

The custom buffet and coffee station replacing the desk and pantry had exactly the Euro look Konstantin and Yuliya were looking for.

The awkward desk and pantry were replaced with a beautiful built-in buffet, complete with Euro-style countertop cabinets, glass doors and a coffee station. Classic Shaker cabinets are elegantly finished with broad, ceiling-height crown molding throughout the space. Specialty cabinets – corner lazy Susans, a pull-out trash bin, and Konstantin’s favorites – roll-out trays and deep drawer bases – optimize functionality.

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CliqStudios Kitchen Designer Angela Nguyen

The total cabinet cost? $15,326.79. Konstantin commented, “At a local shop we would have paid twice what we paid at CliqStudios, without getting any of the extras, like glass doors and Euro-style [countertop] cabinets.” He added, “I didn’t expect the quality to be this good. Everything is plywood construction and solid wood, no MDF!” The order was delivered in four weeks as promised, with no delays and in perfect condition.

Aware of the impact details have on the look and life span of a kitchen, the couple shopped carefully but did not skimp on quality when selecting finishing materials. Industrial-luxe stainless Harmon Pendant lights and Lugarno cabinet hardware from Restoration Hardware, quartz countertops (Ariel by Silestone) and Lucente Morning Fog backsplash tile will deliver years of stylish service.

CliqStudios designer Angela Nguyen gives Konstantin and Yuliya much of the credit for the beautiful result. “I believe design is a collaborative process, so it was a delight to work with customers who are so involved from start to finish and understand the importance of details such as crown molding. The buffet was essentially his inspiration. Since CliqStudios cabinets are semi-custom, it was easy to modify them to create the custom design and high-style look.”

Read Konstantin’s review here and see more photos.

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  1. Rosalee Reply

    Did the price of 15,326.79 include the counter tops as well and the back splash . This is a beautiful kitchen i am looking to design a new one for my house that we just bought . Look forward to working with your company.

    • CliqStudios Design Reply

      Hello, Rosalee,
      We look forward to working with you as well! $15,326.79 was the price for the cabinets, including the pull-out trash, lazy Susan, prepped-for-glass doors and other special features. When you have one of our designers provide a quote on your space, I think you will find, like Konstantin did, that our factory-direct prices are excellent.

  2. Julia Reply

    Lovely – I really like this style of cabinet. Do you have the name/type of tile used for the backsplash?

    • CliqStudios Design Reply

      Hello, Julia,

      I’m glad you like the cabinets. The tile is a glass subway style purchased at a local tile shop. I don’t have the name and brand, unfortunately.

  3. Carolyn Magnuson Reply

    Did not get the cabinet style from you. Shaker cabinets but the name of the cabinets.

    What is the actual style and color of these cabinets? I ordered a “white” sample and it is not that white. Thanks for your response.

    • CliqStudios Design Reply

      These cabinets are Dayton and the color is white.

  4. Carolyn Magnuson Reply

    What is the actual style and color of these cabinets? I ordered a “white” sample and it is not that white. Thanks for your response.

    • CliqStudios Design Reply

      Hello,

      This is our “white.” It would be the same as your sample, a white with a hint of cream that was chosen by our design studio from dozens of “whites.” The cabinets take on different hues depending on other surfaces in the room and the type of lighting. In fact, the paint may appear quite different at different times of day.

      If you have any questions about using colors to get the effect you are looking for, feel free to contact a member of our design team at 888-350-1242 or designteam@cliqstudios.com

      I hope you have a wonderful experience remodeling your space!

    • Carolyn Magnuson Reply

      Did not get the cabinet style from you. Shaker cabinets but the name of the cabinets.

      What is the actual style and color of these cabinets? I ordered a “white” sample and it is not that white. Thanks for your response.

  5. Sue Reply

    Very nice!

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