A 1914 Craftsman-Style Kitchen Renovation | #TransformationTuesday

April 12, 2016Add a CommentPosted By

Today, we’re going to be showing you some amazing before and after photos from a local interior designer! This won’t be the first time we’ve stepped inside the home of a local interior designer during our #TransformationTuesday series.

So let’s take a look at the home of local resident Jenny Gilbreath, interior designer of JG Interiors.

While Jenny Gilbreath has many incredible interior design projects to choose from, this one is our favorite because it showcases her minimal and clean style in its most raw form. This is her home, which means she can execute her own plan and implement any design elements she chooses. And we think she did an amazing job!

You could even consider this renovation Jenny’s inauguration into her design career, as this project really kick-started her love for design and the realization that she could turn this into an official business.

The Gilbreath’s 1914 home in Dundee had a lot of character and vintage details, but not all of those details are ones you’d necessarily want in a home. In particular, the home lacked an open-concept space to adequately hold Jenny’s family of six — and they were running out of space! Renovation was the only solution because they loved their location in Dundee and knew their home had some serious potential.

An open concept is nearly unheard of in an older home, but it has become increasingly important in new construction and renovation projects over the years. That’s why Jenny decided to remove the wall between the dining room and the small galley kitchen.

Additionally, a lot of the features of the kitchen needed some help as well. Most of the original craftsman elements of the space were gone and had been replaced with square tile backsplash, laminate countertops, composite cabinets and a ceiling lowered about 18 inches. So there wasn’t much “restoration” Jenny hoped to maintain, as the kitchen had already transitioned from its roots.

Once Jenny got her hands on this space, she was able to bring a whole new life to this outdated kitchen. They added trim and cabinetry built in a craftsman, shaker style to honor the original style of the house. Her overall design in the space was quite neutral and transitional, which allowed Jenny to bring some of her favorite elements into play, including a few bold colors, the white farmhouse sink, Moroccan tile backsplash, pot filler faucets, clean white countertops, and the robin egg blue peninsula. We adore the bright orange stools that add an intense pop of bright color in the otherwise neutral backdrop.

What do you think of this kitchen renovation? Check out the before-and-after photos of this Dundee kitchen by Jenny Gilbreath of JG Interiors!

Before and After Kitchen Renovation

Before and After Kitchen Renovation

Before and After Kitchen Renovation

Before and After Kitchen Renovation

Before and After Kitchen Renovation

About Jenny and JG Interiors

Jenny has been designing professionally since 2013 — or September of 2012, if you count this inaugural renovation project in her own home! Her style is minimal, clean and functional, and she loves incorporating a few bold colors and unique materials to bring the look together.

Jenny loves helping her clients love their space, and involves her clients in the process as much or as little as they prefer. Check out Jenny’s completed projects to get a taste of her overall style and abilities as a designer.


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