Before & After: A Classic Renovation for a Park Slope Kitchen

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If you've ever lived in an apartment, this 'before' picture might look a little familiar. In fact, I'm pretty sure my very first rental had the exact same wood-trimmed cabinets and white laminate countertop. But when Brooklyn residents Mark and Erin bought their own place, they decided it was time for an update — one that would make their outdated kitchen more beautiful and more useful.

Mark and Erin had worked with Nick Dillon of Brooklyn firm Nick Knacks Creative Interiors on a previous bathroom remodel, so they knew he was the perfect partner for transforming their kitchen. After only 3.5 weeks of construction, their kitchen had a completely new look.

The updated appliances were a must for Mark and Erin, who love to cook and entertain. The white quartzite countertops, subway tile backsplash, and glass cabinets give the kitchen an elegant, classic look.

But this renovation isn't just for looks. Nick took the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, adding a significant amount of storage space to this small kitchen. He also extended the countertop to create a breakfast bar, a great spot for snacking or chatting with the cook. The new overhead fixture casts light up onto the ceiling, and undercabinet lights help keep everything bright.

To read more about this renovation (and see more photos!), check out the project page on The Sweeten. You can also visit The Sweeten's main page to find a designer or contractor in the New York area, or to see even more renovating projects.

Re-edited from a post originally published 6.7.2013 - cm

(Image credits: Sweeten)