Where do I begin on sharing the modern kitchen makeover for the guest suite? The only thing that we used from the original kitchen was the location of the plumbing. I never know what image to share first, the before or after as to which one will make the bigger impact. Either way, stick around so you can see the transformations that happened in this kitchen suite.
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This kitchen makeover turned into a nicer and larger plan then we originally thought. I wanted just base cabinets on the sink side and you can see the final results. As we were working with the free design layout through Willow Lane Cabinetry, I decided to do the entire kitchen with uppers and the built-in coffee/breakfast bar. Long term, if the Airbnb rental was not a steady stream of income, we could rent the space out or it can become an in-law suite or we could live in the space and rent the upper part of our home. This plan gave us many options and we decided to do the kitchen remodel as if we were to live in the space.
This is the before photo, which was a very livable space but not the space I was envisioning for my hideaway suite.
As I said, the only thing that remained was the plumbing. We changed the location of the bathroom door to the end wall so we could use the entire wall in the kitchen for the breakfast bar.
This is a photo of the free design layout from Willow Lane Cabinetry. I will be doing an entire post on why I choose to order my kitchen cabinets online instead of buying from my local box store. I still love to look at this photo and see how much it looks like the actual space. I feel like it is one of the design layouts on the Property Brothers. I love the property brothers and I learn so much about design layouts, demo, and design by watching this show for inspiration. Anyone else love those twins?
We used upper kitchen cabinets for the base of the breakfast bar to keep that side narrow otherwise the kitchen would feel enclosed with regular 24-inch base cabinets. You can watch this video on information about the design layout and delivery process on these beautiful kitchen cabinets.
We have plenty of delicious options in the coffee bar for our guests.
This kitchen is nicer than my existing kitchen in our portion of the house. If I could take this entire space and duplicate it upstairs I would and probably will.
After taking on this kitchen makeover, I can’t wait to do my kitchen. I can live in this guest suite and I would. This gives me peace of mind knowing that our Airbnb guests are treated like family as their suite is nicer than my own home.
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Roofus Blue says
I really love the look of those modern cabinets and fixtures. I’ve been searching for ideas to improve my guest kitchen and this really was inspiring.
Concrete Contractor says
I think your kitchen looks absolutely stunning! The black cupboards and whtie marble counter tops really gives it that modern feel without feeling too cold and lifeless. The dark wood helps with the warmer modern feel.
Such a great kitchen concept! Personally I’m a fan of concrete countertops, but these look great too. Nice work!
WOW. Just wow is all I can say about that transformation. The kitchen before and after pictures look incredible! I do painting and get plenty of calls about painting cabinets so I usually see most of the after side. But I always love seeing what the space looked like before. Great work!
Wow these are super great kitchen tips. My friend is a remodeler and he makes great kitchens and I was planning on hiring him to do mine. And I’ll probably throw in a couple of these little tips also to maximize the value I’ll get out of it!
love the white and black contrast on the kitchen cabinets and flooring. going to run this by my client to see if they like it.
Dave B says
I am in the beginning stages of planning my kitchen remodel and this was an excellent resourse to get valuable tips from!
Designed Decor says
So glad to help you with information and inspirations! Good luck with your remodel.
thanks for great collection. I was searching for ideas for decorating with wood cabinets and this post was the first suggestion. I wanted to leave some gratitude for this lovely collection of kitchens, I definitely have some ideas now.
Philip Wilson says
You made the house more sophisticated by picking right equipment that complements the space. I have enough concepts now for my next project that can add appeal to my home. Good Job.
Melvin Goode says
These ideas come in handy. Great article for kitchen remodel, nice utilization of resources!