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Kitchen Remodel Reveal: Before And After

The kitchen remodel reveal is ready to share with you! The project took much longer than expected, but we have a fresh coastal-inspired kitchen! Check out the kitchen remodel reveal before and after pictures.

white coastal inspired kitchen by Fynes Designs

Take a Video Tour Of The Kitchen Renovation

Before And After Pictures Of The Kitchen Remodel

Modern Coastal Kitchen Remodel Reveal from Fynes Designs

I am so excited to finally share the kitchen reveal! My coastal-inspired kitchen is fresh, comfortable, and inviting for guests. 

The pretty blue-green colour is soft and adds coastal character to my home.  

white coastal inspired kitchen by Fynes Designs
Fynes Designs Kitchen before the renovation

New Silestone Quartz Countertops

A new countertop was the biggest motivation to renovate the kitchen. When I built the house, laminate countertops were what my budget allowed. I made a plan upgrade in the future. After 10+ years, it was finally time for the kitchen of my dreams!

Siletone quartz countertop in Fynes Designs kitchen

After reviewing the new collection introduced by Cosentino I instantly fell in love with Silestone Etheral Noctis with a suede finish.

Cosentino Silestone Ethereal Noctis countertop

These quartz counters are everything I had hoped for!

Silestone quartz countertop from Cosentino by designer Fynes Designs

The soft suede finish has a soft leathered texture that gives this stone an organic feel not only to the touch but visually as well. The deep black blue veining on a white canvas adds interest and contrast to the kitchen.  

Siletone Ethereal Noctis quartz countertop in Fynes Designs kitchen

Replacing the builder-grade window was one of the major changes to the kitchen. I set the height of the window to allow the countertop to run into the sill. To elevate the design and highlight the window the Silestone was also run around the entire casing to frame the window. This detail is a little extra but makes the entire window moment.

Quartz inside a window trim. Design by Fynes Designs

The Kitchen Sink

For years I wanted a farmhouse sink like in the last kitchen remodel. A Farmhouse sink would have required having a new sink base made. To get the best of both worlds, I installed a cast iron Kohler Iron Tones sink and removed the false panels from the front of the sink base. The false panels I replaced with a Silestone slab to give the illusion of a custom-made sink. 

Kohler cast iron sink with quartz apron front from designer Fynes Designs

This detail really elevates the design and is one of my favourite features in the kitchen.  I had a scrolled toe kick made that not only conceals the central vacuum but highlights the sink base as a special detail. 

Silestone sink apron made from quartz in Fynes Designs kitchen remodel reveal

I chose the Port Haven pull-down polished nickel kitchen faucet and soap dispenser to complement the cast iron sink. 

Coastal inspired kitchen remodel reveal

New Custom Cabinetry in the Kitchen Remodel Reveal

A new island with an improved design took the place of the original one. The custom cabinetry accommodates a 4 bin recycling unit with larger drawers for pots and two-sided seating.

Custom cabinetry in Fynes Designs Kitchen Remodel Reveal

The island grew by 12″ in length and width. This allowed for a larger work surface, made better use of the kitchen floorplan, added two extra seats for guests, plus gained an extra cupboard and drawer. 

Large kitchen island in Fynes Designs kitchen renovation

Kitchen Cabinets

To save some major remodel dollars I chose to keep my parameter cabinets the same and just have them resprayed to freshen them up. This meant keeping the same colour white, but overall I’m happy with the decision. 

white coastal inspired kitchen by Fynes Designs

In addition, I made a few minor changes to the doors. The cabinets above the wall oven got extended in height. The microwave was then moved into the pantry. The glass cabinets on either side were replaced with solid doors since the china cabinet would be used for display items.

The Appliances

To keep the budget in check I replaced only the necessary appliances. The old fridge had died and the cooktop had broken knobs which created a safety hazard.

painted Dishwasher makeover with a new handle to match cupboards

I really wanted to replace the dishwasher, but couldn’t justify it since it still worked properly. To make it more aesthetically pleasing it was painted with an oil-based paint colour matched to the cabinetry and added the Jasper Appliance pull from Emtek.

The Cabinet Hardware

The cabinet hardware is really the icing on the cake! 

Cabinet bar pulls from Emtek in satin brass

I chose a selection of satin brass pieces from Emtek. The Globe Knob for drawers, Knurled Pull for cabinets in 4″ and 6″ paired with the Modern Backplate, and the Cabinet Latch for the display cabinet. 

Satin brass cabinet latches from Emtek

The globe cabinet knobs doubled up is my favourite look. I took that idea from beautiful the Mcgee kitchen.

Satin Brass globe cabinet hardware from Emtek

The Display Cabinet

Over the years this very spot in the kitchen has had multiple hutches, shelves, and tables for display. The display cabinet will make it permanent.

Coastal inspired built in Display hutch  from Fynes Designs Kitchen remodel reveal

The china cabinet is the first thing you see when you come into the house and really sets the tone of our home. 

Coastal inspired built in Display hutch  from Fynes Designs Kitchen remodel reveal

It’s a beautiful spot to display special bowls, baskets, and beautiful accent accessories that compliment the kitchen. 

Coastal inspired built in Display hutch  from Fynes Designs Kitchen remodel reveal

The Millwork 

To add to the coastal country charm of the kitchen I added a vertical contemporary Wainscott shiplap from Interbois to the walls, painted in a soft blue-green that coordinated with the island colour.

Vertical shiplap in a coastal inspired kitchen by designer Virginia Fynes
Original artwork by Virginia of Fynes Designs

When my design idea for a backsplash tile fell through I put a contrasting vertical Russian birch backsplash stained simply white up instead. The warmth of the wood veneer adds to the character of the kitchen. 

Vertical Russian maple wood backsplash in a coastal inspired kitchen by designer Virginia Fynes
Legrand Adorne outlets with paintable plate covers

In addition, the butler’s pantry was treated to a custom-made country Shaker Loft door with 6 lites. The 3/4 door with glass helps to marry two spaces together. The glass creates an extension of the kitchen, rather than a space that needs to be hidden.  

Pantry door with glass panels from Interbois by designer Virginia Fynes

Modern baseboards and casing with clean lines compliment the shiplap. 

Pantry pocket door with glass panels from Interbois by designer Virginia Fynes

The Lighting

New lighting over the island and kitchen sink continued the modern cottage aesthetic. The Wellfleet Medium Wide light pendants from Generation Lighting gives a wide canopy of task lighting to the large island workspace. 

Generation Lighting Wellfleet pendant lights

The small semi-flush fixture is a DIY dupe that was low budget but coordinates well with the island lighting.  

The Pantry

The kitchen renovation wouldn’t have been complete without giving some major attention to the pantry. Adding cabinetry not only improved the storage but the aesthetic tenfold!  See the pantry before the kitchen renovation here.

Fynes Designs Butlers Pantry kitchen remodel reveal
Pantry before the kitchen renovation by Fynes Designs

To save money I installed stock cabinetry and elevated the design with custom doors from The Door Maker.

Custom Cabinet Doors from The Door Maker

The Vermont Skinny Shaker adds a modern edge to the coastal country kitchen design. The fine clean lines of the skinny shaker doors are perfect for this small pantry and coordinate well with the traditional shaker in the kitchen. 

Fynes Designs Butlers Pantry kitchen remodel reveal

The Silestone Etheral Noctis quartz continues into the pantry. This countertop allowed for a breakfast station to include the coffee maker, toaster, microwave, a second refrigerator for overflow and cool beverages, and a tiny freezer for kids treats. 

Fynes Designs Butlers Pantry kitchen remodel reveal
Fynes Designs Butlers Pantry kitchen remodel reveal

By incorporating the new Legrand Ultra Fast Plus Power USB outlets the pantry is the perfect charging station for all our devices. The paintable Adorne plate covers make an attractive addition to the design. 

Legrand Adorned ultra fast USB charging outlets

Open shelves in the pantry make for attractive storage for dishes and draw the eye to the pantry from the kitchen. The low-budget shelves were made from 12″ laminated pine stained with Simply White stain and put up with simple shelf brackets sourced from Amazon.

Bulter Pantry design from Fynes Designs
Butler Pantry Design by Virginia from Fynes Designs

Thank you for touring my fresh coastal kitchen remodel reveal

A huge thank you to all the partners that helped make this project possible.

Modern Coastal Kitchen Remodel Reveal from Fynes Designs

All ideas, opinions, and selections made in this project are my own. As always and thoughts expressed in this post are my honest views.

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  1. Karen rotman says:

    The kitchen sink window is all my dreams come true! Is there any trim around it or how does your backsplash come up to it. I have wide trim like you have around the door and I would love to do away with it and backsplash right up to the window since its always so messy there. And the pantry doors are so cute!!

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