Shore Kitchen Complete Before + After

We are about to get a huge snowstorm here so what better time to start dreaming of the beach? Perfect timing to share the shore kitchen before and afters! I know, I know - this is the slowest quick renovation in the history of time but I think it was worth it.  So much brighter, beachy (without being too over the top thematic) and functional.

Beach Kitchen Renovation Before After | Brooklyn Limestone

You have already seen most of the work in prior posts but it was time to do a complete post with sources.

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Beach Kitchen Renovation Before After | Brooklyn Limestone
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Beach Kitchen Renovation Before After | Brooklyn Limestone
Beach Kitchen Renovation Before After | Brooklyn LimestoneBeach Kitchen Renovation Before After | Brooklyn Limestone

As you might remember, we wanted to keep the renovation tab down so we decided to keep all the plumbing exactly as is. The only real structural change to the room was tearing down half the closet and opening up the space on the left. Essentially we made a galley kitchen into a L shape – giving us more counter space, a more open feel to the room and allowing the light from the kitchen window to spill into the rest of the apartment. After that it was just finishing work. We went with stock cabinetry and affordable tile flooring to offset the splurge of the marble countertop. The room is so much more open and clean looking now – I really love how it all turned out.

It does need a few more accessories (perhaps a bigger shell or wood bowl under the jellyfish print?) and some artwork in the seating area (maybe a new whale chalkboard or some old window art?).  I haven't found just the right thing but I'll stumble upon something eventually.

Beach Kitchen Renovation Before After | Brooklyn Limestone

All the details are below (or at least as much as I could remember) but if I missed anything or you just have random question, do not hesitate to ask.

source list:
Cabinetry: Ice White Shaker via Forevermark. We ordered through a local dealer but they are widely available and can be purchased online. Base cabinets and wall can even be purchased on Amazon.
Flooring: Roca Orion Unpolished in 12x24 purchased at Classic Tile. We wanted slate look without the slate price. At $3/sq foot it was a steal.
Countertops: Carrara Marble
Cabinet hardware: Window Sash Lifts in Satin Nickel
Backsplash: Mother of Pearl Hex Tiles
Kitchen Faucet: Delta Faucet Trinsic Touch2O in Arctic Stainless
Open Shelving: Corbels and Wood Boards
Wall Color: Glidden Jade Frost
Table: Ikea Docksta
Light Fixture: Custom designed and built by Pickett Furniture (read about it here)
Chairs: Tolix Knockoffs Tolix knockoffs by Zuo Furniture purchased on sale at Joss & Main
Fridge: Summit Counterdepth Bottom Freezer
Drapes: JC Penney Turning Point in Lead
Runner: Target Striped Runner
Artwork: Jellyfish photo print by moi


16 comments:

  1. it's glorious! that light fixture just takes the cake for me.

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  2. It looks wonderful! I can imagine you're super ready for summer. :) Stay warm the next few days...

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  3. I would make one change - I would move the refrigerator door handle to the other side (if possible) so it would open into the work area instead of the eat-in area. This is a beautiful kitchen!

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    1. Good point. I have to see if I can flip it.

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  4. That looks amazing! What a transformation

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  5. It's beautiful! I would have never thought of the refrigerator suggestion, but that would make things easier on you. Stay safe in the snow storm!

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  6. BE-U-TI-FUL! The backsplash is especially striking. The kitchen is sleek and comfortable. Enjoy!

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  7. Love how this turned out. It feels perfect for a beach house and I love that the jellyfish art found a home!

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  8. I purchased a light from Pier 1 that reminds me of yours (but not as grand) I think that's why I was drawn to it. I also love the corbels. Such great ideas from reasonable sources allowing for splurges. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. The whole place looks wonderful!

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  10. Beautifully done and such a far cry from what was originally there. Well done Mrs. L.

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  11. I remember your terrific jellyfish pictures. This one really is a perfect fit in its starring role here. Love it!

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  12. What a fantastic transformation! I especially love how clean and open it feels. The hex backsplash is gorgeous and the light fixture is such a unique, memorable piece.

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  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how your kitchen turned out. In our next house I'm planning to splurge on marble too! :)

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  14. I am looking for affordable cabinets in 27" width and the cabinets you used come in that option. Are you happy with the quality? I want to do something similar - white cabinets with Carrera marble. Your kitchen looks great!

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  15. I LOVE it! Those countertops - swoon!

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