Simple Change Equals Stylish Upgrade - Kitchen Resurfacing

A recently completed Time2Design Kitchen Remodel -

This kitchen remodel is a perfect example of how simple change can create a very stylish and updated kitchen.

Kitchen resurfacing, also known as 'cabinet refacing' or 'kitchen refacing', is often times a less expensive alternative to conventional kitchen remodeling. Cabinet boxes and frames of existing cabinetry is kept intact and refinished to match new, pre-finished, cabinet door and drawer fronts.

This stylish kitchen was resurfaced, or 'refaced', by first removing the old cabinet door and drawer fronts.  We then made a few modifications to the existing cabinetry, necessary to accommodate the new appliances, tore out the cumbersome island cabinetry and in the process also took out the old dull backsplash and well worn and stained countertops.

Once everything was removed we were set to refinish what was left.  The cabinet boxes, face frames and all exposed edges were then refinished to match the new color selection.  And once this process was completed we installed the new  door and drawer fronts along with new crown molding to match the updated style of the new door fronts.

The new stainless steel appliances were installed and the kitchen was completed with new cabinet hardware, a new free standing island finished to match the cabinetry, new Cambria quartz countertops and a beautiful new glass tile backsplash.

Overall a few simple changes created this stylish upgraded kitchen.

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Style Sheet | Traditional Kitchen with a Modern Twist

Time2Design Kitchen Style Sheet...

Kitchen Style - Traditional with a Modern Twist

Shown here the cabinet door style ~ DeWils Avalon, cabinet finish ~ stained quarter sawn white oak, countertops ~ granite, backsplash ~ mosaic glass tile, floors ~ existing, hardware ~ brushed nickel cup pull on drawers and knobs on doors.  

We created a bit of a twist, the cabinet doors made of traditional quarter sawn white oak with a modern cocoa stained finish, combined with the traditional detailed hardware and granite countertops accented with modern glass tile at the backsplash meld, or "twist", the styles together beautifully. 

The completed Time2Design Kitchen...

Creating a kitchen that functions for the needs of our clients is, in our opinion, the number one priority of kitchen design.  Second is to design a kitchen that is aesthetically pleasing and compliments the interior design of the home.

During the design process, with Time2Design, we create a style sheet that shows the kitchen design elements ~ cabinet door style, wood species, finish selection, countertop selection, flooring and backsplash option.  This allows you to see how the style and finishes compliment one another creating your individual kitchen style.

What's your Style?

Ditch the Dustpan | Friday Kitchen Find

Check out our Friday Kitchen Find | Sweepovac ~ a self-contained vacuum system.  Using a dustpan can be a chore, Sweepovac will simplify your kitchen clean up, and you can ditch the dustpan.

The fact that is is self-contained and DOES NOT require you to hook up to a central vacuum system makes for a quick and easy installation.  It installs at the side of an end cabinet or even on the end of an island cabinet.  The Sweepovac is the solution to keeping your kitchen floors clean and we think it is a must have in every kitchen.  .

See for yourself in this short video clip...

The Sweepovac comes standard in stainless steel or white finish.  Gives us a call to order yours today ~ 941-378-9964.
photos and video credit via SweepovacUSA

Top 10 Kitchen Solutions | Hot Kitchen Must Haves

Our top 10 Kitchen Solutions and Hot Kitchen must haves...
(in no particular order)

Kitchen Compost - Blanco Solon Compost

The BLANCO SOLON™ Compost System makes kitchen composting easy! Crafted of the highest grade recycled stainless steel, the SOLON allows you to effortlessly collect organic waste from egg shells to coffee grounds, beneath the counter and out of sight.

Simple to clean and dishwasher safe, this eco-friendly solution is the winner of the prestigious international if award for product design, so you never have to sacrifice style for sustainability. Welcome the BLANCO SOLON™ Compost System into your home, and enjoy the beauty of BLANCO inside and out.

Pantry Storage –Kesseb√∂hmer Swing Pull-out Pantry

Swing pantry- Clever Storage by Kesseböhmer allows for easy front access of stored contents, swings left or right with adjustable basket/shelves.

Drawer Organization – Blum Orga-Line

ORGA-LINE an adjustable organization system that can be used in wood drawers to organize utensils, knives, cutlery, and any other items stored in a top drawer. This customizable system is made of stainless steel dividers and trays, making it easy to adapt to any drawer configuration. The trays are also dishwasher safe, so keeping them clean is easy.

Hands Free Faucet - Brizo Smart Touch Vuelo Kitchen Faucet

Allowing you to activate water flow with a simple touch to the faucet body, spout or handle, SmartTouch Technology brings a new level of convenience to the kitchen. This functionality makes it easy to activate water flow only when needed, helping reduce water usage and promoting efficiency of motion. Integrated TempID™ Technology lets you know how warm or cool the water is with an LED light that changes color as the water temperature changes.

Drawer Light – Hafele Loox LED Drawer Light

The Loox LED drawer light turns on via an integrated sensor switch and evenly distributes the light into the drawer.

Garbage Disposal Air Switch – InSinkErator SinkTop Switch

Add a touch of convenience to the kitchen with the easy-to-reach SinkTop Switch, available only from InSinkErator.  The stylish SinkTop Switch is air-activated and easily mounts to the sink or countertop.  It is perfect for island installations and works with any disposer.  The unique dual-outlet design also makes it a great power source for an instant hot water dispenser. 

Automated Drawers - Hands Free – Blum Servo-Drive

Drawers open automatically with just a light touch of the drawer front or a light pull of the handle. This amazing feature is based on an electrical drive that, when activated, opens the drawer for you.

Pot & Pan Storage – Glideware

Home Storage Made Simple - Simple solution to pan and lid storage, fits in standard base cabinet depth and comes with synchronized motion and weighted hooks to keep cookware quiet while in use. Winner Best of KBIS2014 Silver Award.

Built-in Coffee Maker – Miele Coffee

Built in plumbed whole bean coffee machine - The Miele CVA Built-In Whole Bean Coffee System is available plumbed or with a removable water reservoir which allows the unit to be easily installed virtually anywhere – from the kitchen to a butler’s pantry to even the master bedroom.

Corner cabinet solutions – Blum Tandem Space Corner

SPACE CORNER drawers bring items in your cabinets out to you – even the items in the very back corner.

Waterfall Living Room | Natures Beauty | Design Inspiration

While traveling recently, I visited Amicalola Falls.  Located in northern Georgia the Amicaloa Falls State Park and Lodge is a beautiful place, after spending time there it is easy to understand why it is one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. 

In addition to its spectacular scenery the park is filled with beautiful hiking trails, a campground a wonderful lodge and the breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls. At 729 feet, Amicaloa Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Southeast and I can’t imagine anyone not being inspired by the magnitude of its beauty.  

As an interior designer I am always looking for inspiration and fresh new ideas to incorporate into my projects.  I love to incorporate my inspiration by translating it into my designs.  The textures, the colors and the essence of that moment woven into a space I am designing. 

Looking back on the photos I took during my visit to Amicalola Falls I created a design inspiration board for a  living room space.  The waterfall is breathtaking and awe inspiring in all of its natural beauty and to capture that I began with selecting a piece of artwork that captures the color palette.

I then selected the anchor pieces, the sofa, side chair and book case.  Each of these pieces grabs an element from the waterfall, the sofa with is crisp lines and a bit of curve reminds me of the flowing water over the falls, the staggered pattern of the bookcase is reminiscent of how the rocks step down the mountain and the texture of the metal side chair gives a textural element much like the texture of the rolling water over the jagged rocks.  From there I am drawn to the gray color palette of the stones, the green in the trees that frame the waterfall and the crisp white of the water as it cascades down the face of the falls. 

PAINT COLORS – Benjamin Moore Colors A-BM Midnight Oil 1631, B-BM Steel Wool 2121-20, C-BM Hot Apple Spice 2005-20, D– BM Herb Garden 434, E– BM Winterwood 1486, F– BM Chantilly Lace 2121-70. (Please note these colors are photographic representations and may not depict the true color)

After the color palette is established the other elements are brought in to complete the look.  The large coffee table resembles a tree stump but also mimics the rock face of the falls.  The side tables, the lamps and the accessories bring it all together for a complete sophisticated living room space inspired by the natural beauty of this waterfall.  

What do you think?  What inspires you?

Photo Credit - 1 Uttermost, 2 Made Goods, 
3 Worlds Away, 4 Made Goods, 5 Cyan Design, 
6 Made Goods, 7 CR Laine, 8 Cyan Design, 
9 & 10 Century Furniture, 11 Surya Rugs