Our Seattle Store Manager, Christopher, just completed his new kitchen and sent some pictures and the story of his remodel our way. We hope you’re inspired!
So, I bought this little two bedroom condo in downtown Seattle about 7 years ago. It’s in a 1960 building called the Elektra. I was smitten with the name and it was the only thing I could afford in the downtown area that came with a parking space. It was a very small galley-style kitchen with a horrible wall that blocked it off from the rest of the living room. Needless to say I lived with it because I had to, not because there was anything redeeming about it. About two years ago I was determined to update the space and make it livable for me. I decided to use one of our newer fixtures, The Miles, as a jumping-off point. I had purchased the miles in March but it wasn’t until the end of April when another contractor poked a hole in my ceiling renovating the unit above me and poured concrete all over my old stove, fridge, and floor that is was time to take action on my remodel. With what I had been saving and a little insurance money I was able to begin tearing down that wall. Lucky for me that I have several architect friends who helped me with the cabinet layout and design. Another good friend had recently been laid off from a large construction company in town and was happy to work as my general contractor.
My goal was to open up the space and make it flow into the living room space. I wanted a bar to eat and drink and to be able to entertain in my small space. Simple white color scheme keeps it neutral and the subway tile backsplash is a classic. Also the most economical of tile choices. Honed black granite was the best value for the counter tops and my contractor friend sourced it from stone yard that primarily does work on yachts. They sell the stone by the square foot instead of having to buy the entire slab and made it possible for me to use stone. Cork floors are soft under foot and a deal too. Really happy with how it turned out!