Many homeowners want to change their kitchen, whether it’s because it functions poorly, their taste has evolved or they purchased a home marked by someone else’s style. In fact, “can no longer stand the old kitchen” is the top reason homeowners choose to remodel kitchens, according to Houzz research. If you’re experiencing kitchen fatigue and are looking for inspiration, take a look at these 3 kitchen transformations.

Clover Leaf – A Farmhouse Inspired Kitchen with Charm in North Richland Hills

Fort Worth Kitchen Remodel Before

Kitchen at a Glance
Location: North Richland Hills, Texas
Who lives here: A couple and their adult daughter, plus a college-age son who returns during breaks.
Size: 198.5 square feet.
Year built: 1990
Year remodeled: 2015

Before: The owners of this North Richland Hills home have lived in the same house for many years. Though the family enjoyed the home, the wife found the previous kitchen difficult to cook and bake in, with limited counter space and less-than adequate cooking appliances. Universal design principles underscored all of the design decisions. The couple’s adult daughter is sight and hearing impaired and has a service dog. The kitchen was planned with her in mind as well.

Fort Worth Kitchen Remodel with Slate Flooring

Details About the Design: We kept the same bones of the room as we gutted the kitchen and removed the small crowded pantry. To accomplish the homeowner’s request for a “rustic feel”, custom Knotty Alder cabinets showcase the kitchen. The new cabinets feature two different stains: a medium brown on the cabinet perimeter and a dark grey with a hazy glaze on the island, sink cabinet and entertainment center — located in the family room. The 72-by-30-inch island occupies what was once an eating nook, providing more space for baking and prep work. The family usually eats in the adjoining dining room, although the countertop’s 15-inch overhang allows plenty of room to pull up chairs for a quick snack or informal meal. A microwave drawer and plenty of pullout storage was incorporated into the island’s design.

Natural elements feature oblong slate flooring and stacked stone for the backsplash. The tall range wall serves as a focal point with the backsplash extending to the ceiling, providing height to the room. The updated appliances in this kitchen now satisfy the chef’s cooking desires and the families palette. This kitchen was featured on Houzz; click here to see the full story and additional images.

Lori Drive – A Retro Relic Gets A Fresh Facelift

Kitchen at a Glance
Location: Willow Park, Texas
Who lives here: A retired couple.
Size: 179 square feet.
Year built: 1987
Year remodeled: 2013

Before: The couple thought the original kitchen felt cramped and the appliance layout was a bit dysfunctional, with the refrigerator near the kitchen entrance blocking the walkway.

Details About the Design: Dark-stained maple cabinets help offset the subtle hues of muted green in the backsplash and granite countertops. We paid special attention to incorporating smart storage solutions inside the cabinets. Near the refrigerator, pullout baskets hold fresh fruit and vegetables. Near the dining area, a slide out pantry provides storage for food and beverages. To make the room more functional, we relocated the refrigerator and inserted a pull-out spice rack in its old location near the range. Near the sink, a slide-out trash and recycling bin system also includes a drawer for storing trash bags. This award winning project was recently featured on Houzz. To see additional photos and details; click here.

North Port – Contemporary. Dramatic. Functional.

Kitchen at a Glance
Location: Grapevine, Texas
Who lives here: The house has since been sold, but at the time of the remodel; our client lived in the home with her teen daughter.
Year built: 1996
Year remodeled: 2013

Before: The client wanted to update the 1990’s kitchen with greater flow, efficiency and more work space in a soft contemporary style. She did not like the island and felt she was walking around in circles while moving from the built-in wall oven to the sink. The refrigerator door opened against the pantry and made it difficult to move around those areas at the same time. The overall appearance was dark, blah and bland without much dimension or variation in color. The homeowner also wanted to create a special place to house her four legged friend’s food and milk bowls.

Details About the Design: The purpose of the kitchen design was two-fold: to create more usable and visual space, with a focal point drawing friends and family into the kitchen and to update the efficiency and appearance that fit with the homeowner’s desire for a soft contemporary look. The cooktop, island and wall ovens were removed and relocated to a different area of the kitchen, allowing several cooks to prepare food and cook at the same time. A dual-fuel range, stainless steel vent hood and Advantium microwave are among the new appliances. Varied height and depth cabinets give the appearance of a custom design and offer the ability to display decor. last, but not least, Kitty has her own special place away from sight with a design element all its own. To see additional photos and details; click here.