Kitchen + Bar Refresh | St. Paul, MN

the challenge

Our clients love the location of their home and have updated it over the years, but were wanting to bring a fresh feel to their kitchen. They also wanted to create a seating area off of the peninsula for more of a breakfast bar. With the peninsula cabinets, we decreased the depth to allow for an overhang for the stools and needed to add flooring below. In order to keep the costs down and add a unique look, we installed the subway tile that was used for the backsplash in a herringbone layout that ties into the wood floors. Since the bar area off the living room had the same countertops and cabinetry as the kitchen, they wanted to update that space as well to keep a consistent feel.

our solution

The previous countertops were a busy and multi-colored granite and by installing white quartz countertops, the entire kitchen feels much more open and brighter. Also, by removing the 4″ countertop backsplash and replacing it with a white subway tile with light grey grout, the backsplash is now a statement piece. We continued the same quartz and tile to the bar area off the living room. Both the kitchen and bar area got a new black sink and faucet, which tie into the black hardware and bring a modern feel as well.