There is no walk-in pantry in the house for storage, so Kate added a built-in furniture-style hutch [also in the Shaker Painted White cabinet style] for pantry items, dishes and glassware in the breakfast nook. The result was transformative; the kitchen gained usable counter space, the lack of storage was resolved, and the dining area became a defined focal point in the home.
Kate picked upper cabinets rather than open shelving in order to maximize storage, with glass fronts that feel less heavy than solid doors. “They provide open shelf style storage, but protected behind glass.”
When the cabinets were installed, she asked the finish carpenter his opinion of the CliqStudios cabinets. With 30-plus years of cabinet experience behind him, Kate was pleased with the answer. “Because they have plywood sides and a full back, soft close drawers, nickel-plated steel hinges, and smooth enamel paint, the cabinets are excellent quality.”
With well thought-out design, timeless color choices and a vision of what the space could become Kate has transformed the fixer-upper to a stunning space.
“Lesson One” says the Centsational Girl. “Any kitchen can be beautiful with vision and quality materials.”