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This ugly 80's kitchen got an update. What do you think?
Allen Interiors & Design Center Inc
February 20, 2013 in Before & After
What Allen Interiors did for this home renovation: we designed, supplied and installed the new Maple Cabinets with Harvard Stain, Caesarstone Countertop on the wall cabinets and a Category 7 granite on the island. We supplied and installed the new Natural 2-1/4" Hardwood Floor manufactured by Mercier Hardwood. We supplied and installed the Backsplash which is called Stella and is a MUST SEE in person. We were not responsible for the appliance or plumbing selections.
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Shevawn Jiles
Very good!!!!
Amazing
February 20, 2013 at 5:38PM     
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judianna20
Like the reno, do not like the counter stools.

February 20, 2013 at 5:40PM     
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Olde Wood Ltd.
Gorgeous!
February 20, 2013 at 5:40PM   
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ginale
Very nice Reno!!
February 20, 2013 at 6:29PM   
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Lumber Liquidators
Love it! Fun backsplash
February 21, 2013 at 8:26AM   
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Marlene Reimer
Very nice update! Warm and inviting..
February 22, 2013 at 5:12PM   
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Jennifer Pitt
wow, it doesn't even look like the same kitchen!
February 22, 2013 at 5:24PM   
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suelang
Very nice! I have 80's cabinets and would like to know if you just replaced the doors or all new cabinets? Also,how much did it cost for just the cabinets? Thanks
February 22, 2013 at 6:22PM   
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the essentials inside
Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lyvonne
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February 22, 2013 at 6:30PM   
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aksnt11
Holy cow it's night and day from the original. Congrats on a beautiful update!! Great idea raising the cabinet height up to ceiling, very nice, draws the room together. Only thing, and it's a minor thing, consider replacing or updating the bar stools in something more in keeping with this lovely remodel. You have great warm wood tones in the cabinetry, counter and backsplash. The pine stools are pretty basic and seem to take away some of the glam, although yes, they blend well with the floor. Perhaps even a cushion in warm colors would be great, I've added a few ideas below. Lovely kitchen, a fabulous update !
February 22, 2013 at 6:36PM     
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Allen Interiors & Design Center Inc
Hi sulang, this kitchen was a total gut. The old cabinets were removed and new ones installed. The cost for the cabinets was about 20K. Sometimes it is just as expensive replacing the doors as it is replacing the whole kitchen. Do your research! Good luck.
February 22, 2013 at 7:57PM     
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Mike Wilson Custom Carpentry & Design llc
Should always install a counter depth fridge, or make the cabinets deeper. The edges of a fridge sticking out beyond the cabinetry detracts from its beauty.
February 23, 2013 at 4:40AM     
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Mike Wilson Custom Carpentry & Design llc
Everything looks great, except for the color of the floor, stools, and protruding fridge.
February 23, 2013 at 4:41AM     
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mandysammons
May I ask the size of this kitchen..I love the layout!
February 23, 2013 at 8:29AM   
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laurae1967
Very nice! Warm and inviting.
February 23, 2013 at 1:32PM   
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julie77777
Allen Interiors - lovely! You mention Harvard stain. Is that the brand name? (Googling didn't help me.) What actual stain color choice is used? I like it! Thanks!
February 23, 2013 at 8:25PM   
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arsteranka
Much better. Stools don't work at all.
February 23, 2013 at 9:56PM     
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jackiem0225
What color is the granite counter top?
February 27, 2013 at 6:53AM   
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joytatum
really lovely -nice job
February 27, 2013 at 7:59AM   
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hockey456
Glad it's not my kitchen. Everything is brown. No contrast. Stool styling is lacking. Backsplash and countertop are too busy with one another. Flooring is, well, brownish. ...
An improvement from the old, but generally a miss. Sorry.
February 27, 2013 at 9:10PM     
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kittiecollins
I have to totally agree with hockey456. Better than it was, but has no 'depth' to it at all. The chairs look like a cheap after-thought as does the flooring as the colour wood chosen doesn't work with the cabinets. Could have been stunning as has a nice layout. Needs a pop of colour and more stylish chairs, flooring and tiling.
February 28, 2013 at 2:18AM     
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4isablessing
kittiecollins, what should the flooring be if you have this color scheme?
February 28, 2013 at 3:36AM   
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
What color is the Cambria countertop?
February 28, 2013 at 4:54AM   
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kittiecollins
4isablessing, a slate floor would have looked great with the colour of the cabinets; or a stone tiled floor of similar colouring the the splash back to tie that in more. As is stands, the flooring just looks like the cheapest blonde wood laminet possible and jars with the cabinets, in my opinion.
February 28, 2013 at 5:32AM   
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Gabberts Design Studio
Gorgeous! Nicely done!
February 28, 2013 at 5:53AM   
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Sharyn
I love it! I can see you splurged on the recessed lighting - which really adds so much to the room. I agree with others about the bar stools though - you put so much money and effort into this room, the stools lessen your achievement. Your kitchen is warm and inviting, but the stools look uncomfortable. It's a quick fix though!! Enjoy your new kitchen.
February 28, 2013 at 6:03AM   
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njcook53
It's very nice!
March 26, 2014 at 11:40AM   
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Hummingbird Designs
Nice job .... But I would add some colour with accessories . And change the stools ( only show 3 stools) makes the counter look even bigger. Saddle stools would look nice. I will get a picture of one to show you.
April 2, 2014 at 3:31PM   
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Hummingbird Designs
Also notice the pop of green .... Helps bring everything together.
Saddle stools
April 2, 2014 at 3:38PM   
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