For most homeowners, a kitchen remodel is a once in a lifetime event. CliqStudios kitchen designer Tessa Buhman and homeowner Jen were lucky enough to work together twice! This team-up resulted in a classic painted white and black kitchen. It also opened the door for Jen to go from a self-proclaimed contractor to joining the CliqStudios Pro Partner Program for professional remodeling contractors.
In her first remodel with CliqStudios, Jen redid a kitchen for a house she and her husband later sold. The second project is today’s featured kitchen and part of their new home. Formerly owned by Jen’s father, the kitchen was in need of a revamp. Jen had a clear vision for the look of the project, making the process easy from start to finish. “She has a great sense of design. She knew what she wanted,” says Tessa. The result is a beautiful transitional kitchen in painted white contrasted by a black island.
A Statement Island
The centerpiece of the room is the beautiful black island. The finish matches the cabinetry found in the house’s mudroom and kitchen desk area. Additionally, the island allows for seating on all sides. This creates the perfect space for the kids to do homework, meal prep, and socializing. It also has a surprising amount of storage, utilizing cabinets facing in multiple ways.
The homeowner also made an impact with little cost. This was done by using punch metal inserts in the cabinets above the oven and to the right of the sink window. Lastly, the appliances lend a high end look to the room. “It’s worth mentioning how the hood and range top is more commercial style which gives it a high end look rather than standard cook top. It’s the same with the double ovens,” says Tessa. All together, this kitchen came together well.