• Stephanie Hilton Design

dated oak to modern farmhouse

"Before" photos are never very pretty, but we love to show off a good transformation. Our clients priorities were: extra storage, large counter workspace, and a bright clean aesthetic. We think we hit the mark with this kitchen and laundry room; below is our is our step-by-step process in designing this functional modern farmhouse home.


We eliminated the existing kitchen eating nook to allow for a much larger kitchen, and extended the peninsula to the window, creating a massive counter top work space, and doubled the storage. We designed this beefy 4" thick "X" gable to serve as the focal point when you walk into the kitchen.

We doubled the base cabinets on the peninsula to create a ton of extra storage on the back side of the peninsula, and allowed for a comfortable overhang to sit at.

The pantry and functional storage was a big priority for our client, so we brought the new cabinets to the ceiling, all doors went to drawers, and included custom pullouts and cutlery drawers.


We eliminated the over the range microwave as it was rarely used, and opted for a black chimney hood fan instead, and added interest with a patterned accent tile behind the stove to complement the faux brick field tile.


A farmhouse kitchen isn't complete without a farmhouse sink. We selected this contemporary Silgranit, a high-quality granite composite, sink from Blanco.

We complemented the black hardware and lighting from Matteo Lighting with a black faucet from Riobel.

We always aim to add warmth into a white space by incorporating wood. These custom walnut shelves bring just enough warmth and depth to this space to showcase our clients collections. Open shelves are a perfect solution when you have an odd space to fill.

We tiled over the existing linoleum (this is possible if it's still well adhered to the subfloor) using the same tile as the accent in the kitchen. We installed quartz countertop, new lighting, ship lap and upper cabinets with a rod for hang drying.


You can check out the rest of this stunning kitchen and laundry transformation on our website HERE


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