Before and After: An Entire Living Room Becomes a Kitchen

published May 29, 2018
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What a nice living room, with vaulted ceiling, dramatic beams, nonstop windows, and luxurious couches you could sink into for days. But brace yourself for something entirely different.

Here’s a full-length shot of the room that really shows off that impressive ceiling and the amazing wooden beams. I love the concept of a living area arranged around a view, but I also love what they did with the space instead:

Wow! It took me a WHILE to be sure that this was the same space, as it’s been transformed in both form and function. It’s now a kitchen! The carpet has been replaced with beautiful wood flooring, the built-in cabinetry looks completely meant-to-be, the beams have been beautifully updated, and those pendants suit the space perfectly. I love the unifying palette of black, white, gold, and pale and dark wood. Oh, and that cabinet on the left? Why, it’s the fridge.

(Image credit: Sarah Wintle Photography)

This masterful makeover was done by Raelyn Woltz of West End Interiors, who worked with a special client in New York:

We redesigned this entire living area of this home to create a functional, larger kitchen and family room. My client is very style savvy, and had a mix of modern, French, farmhouse, transitional vision in her head that we brought to life. The details throughout the space are extraordinary.

Take a look at this detail shot that shows beautiful, fascinating craftsmanship.

The posts in the island are inlaid into the countertops, the refrigerator built in to create symmetry, and the two-tone hutch cabinets create a beautiful and sophisticated room.

Here’s a bonus shot of the little space that’s located to the right of the kitchen, a.k.a. the world’s most glamorous mudroom. Thank you, Raelyn Woltz and West End Interiors!