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Before and After: Stunning Kitchen Remodel in Hyde Park


We recently completed a beautiful kitchen remodel in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The owner wanted to have a kitchen that was more functional for their family. They wanted more counter space and more functional storage. So we reworked the layout of the kitchen to make it more user friendly.

There was a short, wide door with sidelights leading to the small back porch, so we decided to maximize countertop space by making the door taller and more narrow. We chose to rotate the fridge to the adjacent wall, which allowed for tall storage on either side. We flipped the oven to the exterior wall so the oven could have an industrial hood rather than the microwave that the homeowner hardly ever used. We moved the sink to the south wall of the kitchen so the homeowner could have easier access to items stored under the sink and more countertop space.

We designed a cute and narrow hutch to be designated as the coffee bar. We used inset cabinetry, apothecary drawers, and butcher block to give this little hutch the feeling of a furniture piece rather than a continuation of cabinetry.

Another fun feature was the library ladder! We knew from the beginning that the cabinets would be stacked, but how could the 5’3” homeowner access a cabinet that is 10′ in the air? By using a ladder to rival that of Belle’s library, of course! While not in use, the ladder is stored out of the way on the wall opposite the refrigerator and still acts as a sweet little feature of the kitchen.

Slide your mouse from right to left over the below photo to reveal the transformation.

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Check out another before and after photo in the kitchen, and the finished product throughout the house!

Cabinet Brand: Dura Supreme
Door Style/Wood/Finish: Bria Hudson Linen White on HDF, Crestwood Inset Hudson Linen White on HDF
Countertop Material/Color: Marble and butcher block
Designer: Lauren Marshall
Photos: Megan Kristina Photography

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