Complete Kitchen Transformation; White Cabinets

Complete Kitchen Transformation by Emily
When Miss Cassidy of Remodelaholic asked me to do a post on our kitchen make over, I was thrilled! Remodelaholic is one of my absolute fave blogs, so this is quite an honor!
First, let me give you a little background on the house and how we got to this point…… About 6 years ago, I was asked, by an acquaintance, to assist him in making interior selections for his soon to be bachelor pad. Over the next several months I helped him select tile, cabinets, countertops and paint for his charming 1940’s tear-down. His style was rustic and unrefined…and the house was later furnished with over stuffed leather sofas, cow hide rugs and animal heads on the walls. (Soooo not my style, by the way)
Fast forward to 4 years later, and this “acquaintance” was about to become my husband…..and this charming 1940’s tear down with the rustic decor was about to become my home. Yikes! As soon as we got married I went to work transforming his house into our home as I wanted a much more sophisticated look. You can read all about the transformations HERE…
I knew right away that I wanted to remodel the kitchen. It was drab, boring and lacked a sufficient amount of storage. My vision was to lighten, brighten and to add a sense of sophistication to the space. Here is our kitchen before the make over…
And here is our kitchen today!!
Not only did we paint our cabinets off white, we added glass uppers for additional storage and lowered the height of the island for a more comfortable dining space.
We replaced the tiled counter tops with honed Absolute Black granite. I am glad that I selected honed rather than polished as it gives it a more casual feel…
The tile backsplash has been replaced with a 1/2″ x 1/2″ White Carrara marble which is polished, so when the under cabinet lighting hits it just right, it’s as if it sparkles! You can read more about the finishes HERE…


We removed the stained shutter over the kitchen window and replaced it with a fabric shade which was my Friday night D.I.Y project……which you can read more about HERE…
Thanks again to Remodelaholic for giving me the opportunity to show off our kitchen make over!
Emily Hewett
A Well Dressed Home

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. I love your makeover of the kitchen. We are remodeling my parents’ home and am looking for two island pendant lights. Where did you get yours? Do they give off enough light? Thank you so much for the information!

    1. Ashley, Emily said this: We thought the paint color was Behr’s Dolphin Fin….but when we needed touch up paint for the kitchen remodel Dolphin Fin ended up much lighter! So….I have no idea what the color is, but my best advice would be to start with Dolphin Fin and go a shade or two darker.
      Same goes for the cabinets….they just matched our tim color, so we don’t have a specific color. However, I can tell you that Amazing Grace by Kwal is VERY close to this color…not too stark.

  2. Hi! I’m remodelling my kitchen and it’s pretty much the same as this! What are the dimensions of the island counter top?

    1. Hi Milena, This post was from a guest, so I can’t tell you for sure, but you could try clicking over to their blog (linked toward the top of the post) and asking there. Thanks!

    1. Hi Wendy, this post was from a guest, so I don’t have the specific paint color — you can click over to her site (linked toward the top) and ask there, though! Thanks!