Eagan Kitchen Refresh | Before & After

Eagan Kitchen Refresh Before and After | construction2style

We are excited to show you the before and after from a recent kitchen refresh we just wrapped up! For this project, our client wanted to keep her cabinetry and layout, but still wanted a new and fresh look in her kitchen. It’s amazing how new countertops, backsplash, sink, faucet, and lighting can do so much for your kitchen, without even changing the layout or cabinetry.

First, let’s rewind to the before of this space…


Eagan Kitchen Before | construction2style

This wall with the fridge was nice for storing food or larger items, but our client was looking for something more functional that could hold countertop appliances and keep them out of sight.

Eagan Kitchen Before | construction2style

On the other side of the kitchen, the microwave over the range was not what our client preferred, and she wanted to install a new wood hood that matched the rest of the cabinetry.

Eagan Kitchen Before | construction2style

Updating the backsplash and lighting throughout the kitchen were additional items on the list to refresh this space.

Design Inspiration

For the wall with the fridge, the idea was to create an appliance garage where countertop appliances could be plugged in and accessible when using, but could also be hidden away. A new stainless steel fridge moved to the far right would allow for more storage as well. Floating shelves would add interest and provide space to store fun dishes and plants.

Appliance Garage Design | construction2style

And now for the after pictures…


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Appliance Garage

Continuing the countertop along the bottom cabinets provides a surface to set countertop appliances on, while still being able to hide them behind the tall cabinet doors. The floating shelves and handmade subway tile add interest to the wall. Painting the appliance garage cabinets white brightens up the space and makes the new cabinets truly shine in the kitchen.

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Fun Nook Area

This little nook area is where our client used to have a small table and a few chairs, but she was looking for something more fun to fill the space. Last year at Junk Bonanza, she scored this reclaimed ottoman, and it was the perfect addition to this fun nook. Bench seating, a colorful rug, and some cozy pillow complete the space.

Function and Style | construction2style

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Updated Light Fixtures

New lighting over the sink, island, and nook make a statement in this kitchen and truly reflect our client’s style. Replacing the light fixtures in your kitchen is a great, and often inexpensive, way to give your space a brand new look. These black fixtures have a modern farmhouse look to them and tie the nook and kitchen together really well.

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Custom Hood

Replacing the microwave with a custom wood hood with an insert really ties the cabinetry together and makes the entire kitchen have a more custom look. Kills Custom Cabinets did an amazing job matching the current cabinets for the new hood and floating shelves in this kitchen.

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Countertops and Backsplash

A new countertop and backsplash instantly brighten the room, and we love how bright it makes this kitchen. Before, the countertop was dark, and the metallic backsplash was a little much for the smaller space. Handmade subway tile adds a timeless and classic look, while the light countertops allow light to bounce off them and give the kitchen a clean, modern feel.

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Sink and Faucet

When clients are replacing their countertops, we always recommend getting a new sink as well. For the price of your countertops, replacing your sink won’t seem like much to add on, and it makes such a difference. This single basin, quartz composite sink in gray was the perfect compliment to the new counter. Adding a new brushed nickel faucet makes this refresh complete!

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Shop This Room:

Sink | Rug | Light Above Sink | Island Light | Nook Light | Fiddle Leaf Faux Plant | Faux Eucalyptus Terra Cotta | Hand Towel | Ottoman Serving Tray | Cedar Magnolia Candle | Cream + Blue Vase

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