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A Two-Toned Twist on a Modern Kitchen

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Testing the Waters

Many homeowners begin remodeling their home in small but meaningful ways. For homeowner Craig, his experience with CliqStudios and kitchen designer Mary Neuendorf began with creating a vanity and wet bar for his home. Six months later he was back and ready to team up with CliqStudios and Mary again. This time to complete an entire kitchen remodel. This was the biggest project of all, complete with removing walls and adding a peninsula.

Out with the Old

The goal was to eliminate the dated look of the space and allot more room for entertaining. Designer Mary says, “He had a very dated 80s kitchen. Bringing it up to date and making it more functional and open were the big things.” Opening the room was another must have for the space. “He wanted it to be more of an entertaining space which is why many of the walls were removed.”

In with the New

A noteworthy element is the Dayton style cabinets in Painted Urban Stone for the lowers and Birch Sable for the uppers.  Mary explains, “What I like about it is it’s totally different from what I’m used to. It was wood uppers and painted lowers which you don’t see very often. I think it was a fun twist on the two-toned design. It gives more of a contrast then having the dark on the lowers. I really liked that.”

Consequently, the finished result is a kitchen that blends modern and transitional design elements. “…I feel the shaker is not super modern but it’s a nice clean line design. He brought in a couple of modern elements as far as keeping it simple and more of a minimalist look but he kept the shaker that kept it from looking too modern,” says Mary.


Also, Craig chose the DIY route and install his own cabinets.  Mary says, “It was easy for him to read the packet.” If you are looking to install your own cabinets, planning your budget, or just need to know, “How do I remodel my kitchen?” visit our resource center for more information.

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  1. Gloria Reply

    I don’t normally go for the dark cabinetry but in this space where everything else is light-colored, it works well. I also love the vacuum hose and brush head in the snack bar chair. LOL It gives the picture the feel of home.

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