A Beautiful Juxtaposition

Remodeled Kitchen Blends Elegance and Functionality

Urban Kitchens ( owner and designer Jo Meacham compares a just-completed major kitchen renovation to the fairy tale of Cinderella, minus the glass slipper.

She explains that the Edmond home, built in the late 1990s, featured stained woodwork trim and cabinets in the kitchen and served the family well for many years.

"But, just like for Cinderella, the time had come for a change."

Noting that planning is the most important part of any large renovation project, the designers from Urban Kitchens met with the family over a period of several months. Discussions focused on function and form, as well as "the look" they wanted to achieve.

The kitchen remodel left a large island in place, but entailed relocating the cooktop and replacing the cabinets with ones designed for specific uses. A new range, relocated on another wall, became the focal point of the project.  All new appliances were purchased, as well as a microwave drawer and a new under-cabinet, drawer-style refrigerator.

"The white Shaker-style cabinets represent an elegant transitional style juxtaposed against the dark, Urban Bronze island and hood," Jo said. "Changing from a tile backsplash to a full quartz backsplash added another layer of elegance, as did the addition of contemporary chandeliers above the island."

Transformation complete, and a happy storybook ending for these satisfied homeowners.

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