LCI Kitchen: Before & After

by Laura Casey Interiors on October 17, 2012

The below photographs show the “before” kitchen and dining room, both of which were in real need of an update. The goal of the renovation was to combine the rooms to make them more usable for their young family and to create a visually cohesive space. There was a wall separating the two spaces which came down, and there were two interior windows which looked right into the laundry room so I suggested we remove them during the renovation. We also took down the dated track lighting and added in some recessed lighting to give much more uniform light to the kitchen. Here are the before photos-

The left wall below in the dining room is the wall that was removed.

From the kitchen side, the right wall in the photo is the wall that was removed.

Demo time! Both rooms went down to the studs and this window came out.

AFTER- The wall dividing the two spaces came down to allow for a large open eat in kitchen. We chose grey shaker cabinets and antique bronze hardware to compliment the stainless steel appliances.

The table has two additional leaves that extend at the end so that they can easily seat eight.

I suggested taking the cabinets all the way to the ceiling to maximize storage space and to create a look of a visually higher ceiling.

My clients are really happy with their new space, and we had a terrific process.

As always, hope you like it too!

Photo credits: Chris Edwards for Laura Casey Interiors

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 cindy hattersley design October 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

Hi Laura

What a fun look for a young family. Love the lighting above the dining table!

2 pve October 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thanks for sharing your happy work!

3 LindsB October 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

Looks great! opening up that wall did so much for that space- its much more family friendly now for sure!

4 Amir Ilin October 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

Thanks for posting these. I wish I’ve saved more of the ‘before and after’, so I can add them to our web site. A new site is coming any day now ( – keep an eye out for it!

5 Jean October 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Very cool!

6 Lisa October 19, 2012 at 5:05 am

Hey Laura,

Waow I truly loved it! This is really an amazing view of your home.

You have got a creative and inspirational thoughts and I think you have exactly bring your ideas to live. Good Work, Keep it up! :)

7 Helen October 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Stunning, absolutely stunning!

8 Delishhh October 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Love the kitchen, white is the best. I also love the blue chairs at the dining room table!

9 Robin in Boston December 3, 2012 at 9:21 am

Love, love, love it! Any chance you can share the cabinet color? We just bought a house outside of Boston that needs some work and I’m looking for the perfect shade of gray for the kitchen cabinets. Your work is great! Thanks!

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