It Doesn’t Look Like a New York Kitchen!

DaytonPainted WhiteDan & AmberNew York, New York

New York renovation features CliqStudios Dayton white kitchen cabinets, crown molding & professional gas range.

As Los Angeles transplants, Amber and Dan were used to homes that had backyards and large kitchens, open and inviting. They needed to bring some of that cheer to their New York apartment. And the first target was the kitchen, a dark, L-shaped space with a tiny corner sink, it had no room for two people to maneuver and was no place to cook a great meal.

new york apartment kitchen before renovation had red brick wall, oak cabinets, black countertops and a corner sink

The kitchen was dark and crowded. And that tiny corner sink!

Designer Erin Lubbe worked with them to create a space where they can both move freely, storage is optimal, and the environment is light, bright and inviting. In Amber’s words, “When the kitchen was complete, I was just blown away. It’s open, it’s tall, it’s beautiful! It doesn’t look like a New York kitchen. When I walk in to make my coffee, it makes me happy.” 

white shaker wall cabinets with upper tier of glass door cabinets, crown molding and over cabinet lighting

The crown molding on the upper tier of glass-door cabinets conceals fixtures for indirect lighting, creating a spacious feel in the entire room.

Now Amber has a professional gas range, full-size farmhouse sink and plenty of storage. She and Dan are never bumping into each other, even when sharing the space with a two-year-old, a five-year-old and the dog.

woman in New York kitchen with whitewashed brick walls, white shaker cabinets, farmhouse sink and glass door cabinets

“The space feels bigger – it’s open, it’s tall, it’s beautiful.  When I walk in to make my coffee, it makes me happy!”

They agree, it is details such as an upper tier of glass doors and crown molding that pull it all together, and that the soft-close doors and drawers are “phenomenal.”

 

white shaker kitchen cabinets with farmhouse sink and decorative dishwasher panel

A decorative panel on the dishwasher enhances the sleek, crisp feel of the room

Semi-custom cabinet options made it possible to add interesting features such as  the bump-out over the sink. A matching panel on the dishwasher contributes to the sleek, spacious feel, and whitewashed brick lightens the space while respecting the original architecture.

mother and child loading dishwasher

The efficient layout makes space for everyone to work in this kitchen!

Happy with their choice to use CliqStudios online design service and factory-direct cabinets, they say, “With CliqStudios we were able to create something spectacular. The cabinets were at a phenomenal price point for outstanding quality.”

kitchen designer erin lubbe, young woman in pink suit has long har with bangs

CliqStudios Kitchen Designer Erin Lubbe

 

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Before & After Photos

kitchen designer erin lubbe, young woman in pink suit has long har with bangs
woman in New York kitchen with whitewashed brick walls, white shaker cabinets, farmhouse sink and glass door cabinets
mother and child loading dishwasher
white shaker kitchen cabinets with farmhouse sink and decorative dishwasher panel
white shaker wall cabinets with upper tier of glass door cabinets, crown molding and over cabinet lighting
new york apartment kitchen before renovation had red brick wall, oak cabinets, black countertops and a corner sink
young couple in new york apartment kitchen with whitewashed brick wall, white shaker cabinets, pro range and apron sink
young couple in new york kitchen

Showing 10 comments

  1. Amy Clouter Reply

    I think this is great! We chose painted white too and couldn’t be happier – it’s a warm ivory tone.
    We also ordered a panel for the dishwasher- do you have any install tutorials for how to adhere it to the front of our new panel-ready dishwasher?

  2. Nmg Reply

    Any info on what material & color were used for the countertops? …Thanks.

  3. Michele Reply

    The cabinets look like a warmer white from the pictures. What color are these cabinets, white or linen?

    • Tom Majewski Reply

      That is our Painted White finish. The quality of the light can dramatically affect how a paint color can appear. This is one of the reasons we encourage everyone to order a couple of free samples to see what the paints and stains will look like in your own home.

  4. Carroll Zamler Reply

    What is the tile (back splash) I wanted to recreate this look with your cabinets, where would I get the tile?

    • Tom Majewski Reply

      Hi Carroll! I’m sorry to say that we don’t have much information about this kitchen beyond the cabinets.

  5. mayra Reply

    how did you achieved the height in the wall cabinets? is it 2 types put together or one custom cabinet.? what are the measurements?

    • Tom Majewski Reply

      You have a good eye, Mayra! We used 36-inch high and 18-inch high cabinets stacked on top of each other with a molding in between for decoration. There is a 6-inch decorative crown molding on the top made out of traditional crown and ogee molding. Thanks for the the great question!

      • Ericka

        Where is the option for glass doors on the 18 inch tall cabinets?

        • jschmelzer

          Hi Ericka. We would custom quote that option for you. Your designer can help with that. Give us a call at 1-888-350-1242 to get started.

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