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

updated May 5, 2019
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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residents Mark and Erin bought their own place, they decided it was time for an update — one that would make their outdated kitchen more beautiful and more useful.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.

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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.

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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.

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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